Freezing rain continues to affect Hydro One's distribution system

-   Over 70,000 Hydro One customers without power -

TORONTO, March 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Freezing rain that started earlier today across southern and central Ontario continue to affect Hydro One's distribution system. There are currently over 700 incidents affecting more than 70,000 customers.

Crews continue to work into the night but we expect approximately 40,000 customers to remain without power overnight.

Areas with over 1,000 customers affected include:

Area Affected

Number of Hydro One
Customers Affected

Beachville

7,500

Listowel

4,000

Owen Sound

11,600

Walkerton

1,800

Alliston

14,00

Bolton

2,400

Guelph

3,500

Orangeville

11,300

Barrie

12,300

Orillia

1,100

 

Tracking power outages

For outage updates, download Hydro One's free mobile app on smartphone and tablet devices or check the online outage map at HydroOne.com. Customers can check the status of power outages anywhere in Hydro One's service area and receive helpful tips and news.

What to do in a power outage

If the power system in your area is affected by bad weather, be sure to stay clear of any fallen power lines. If you spot a fallen line, keep at least 10 metres back, even if it does not appear to be live. Report it to the police and call Hydro One at 1-800-434-1235.  Safety is at the core of everything Hydro One employees do. Not only are our crews trained in First Aid, every Hydro One vehicle is equipped with a First Aid kit.

Household preparedness

Hydro One wants to remind you and your family of the importance of being prepared in case of an extended power outage caused by severe weather.

Our emergency preparedness video is a great tool to help ensure you and your family are prepared in the event of an extended outage. 

About the Company

Hydro One Limited is Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with approximately $24.3 billion in assets and 2015 revenues of over $6.5 billion. The company delivers electricity safely and reliably to over 1.3 million customers across the province of Ontario, and to large industrial customers and municipal utilities. Hydro One owns and operates Ontario's approximately 29,000 circuit km high-voltage transmission network and an approximately 123,000 circuit km primary low-voltage distribution network. Hydro One Limited common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H).

SOURCE Hydro One Inc.

For further information: contact Hydro One Media Relations 24 hours a day at 1-877-506-7584 (toll-free in Ontario only) or 416-345-6868. Our website is www.HydroOne.com

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