TORONTO, Dec. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
(Toronto Hydro) is reporting that approximately 254,000 customers are
without power, which is down from the 300,000 impacted during the
height of the storm.
Tree damage is extensive and worse than originally anticipated. It is
slowing down the pace of restoration. Crews are discovering multiple
limbs on power lines and in some cases, trees are preventing crews from
accessing roadways. To help accelerate restoration, the City of Toronto
is lending additional forestry crews.
Crews continue to work on public safety calls first, and will then work
to restore priority customers such as hospitals, city services and
TTC. All available resources have been deployed and crews are working
as quickly as possible to restore power.
The nature of this type of restoration work is challenging. We
respectfully ask for your continued patience.
Customers may continue to experience difficulty reporting outages as a
result of the volume of calls. At this time, Toronto Hydro asks that
people keep the lines available for emergency calls related to downed
If you spot a downed wire, please stay back (at least 10 feet) and
report it to Toronto Hydro's operations centre at 416-542-8000.
For more information about household items to have on hand during a
lengthy outage, please visit torontohydro.com/poweroutage
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SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
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Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited.