Hydro One crews continue to restore power to the 37,000 still affected by yesterday's wind storm

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Hydro One employees continue to work across the province to repair damage and restore electricity to 37,000 customers still without power. Hydro One is advising that those customers in the hardest hit areas will be without power again overnight. The total number of Hydro One customers affected by yesterday's storm was over 221,000.

"We continue to move crews to assist with restoration efforts in the most damaged areas and we expect to have the majority of customers restored today. However in some of the more remote areas, some customers will remain without power until tomorrow," said Len McMillan, Vice President, Operations and Maintenance, Hydro One Networks. "We thank our customers for their patience."

Here are the areas where customers are still affected:

Area Affected Number of Hydro One
Customers Affected
Longest Estimated
Time of Restoration
Arnpior 347 November 2
Bancroft 4,099 November 3
Barrie 136 November 2
Bracebridge 5,456 November 4
Brockville 445 November 3
Cobden 1,338 November 3
Huntsville 11,203 November 3
Kingston 1,612 November 3
Minden 3,817 November 3
Parry Sound 3,750 November 3
Penetang 476 November 3
Perth 1,569 November 2
Picton 321 November 2
Trenton 354 November 2
Tweed 1,965 November 3

For local updates on estimated restoration times, customers can download the free Hydro One mobile app available on BlackBerry, iPhone and Android.

Important Safety Information

Hydro One strongly urges people to take extra precaution near fallen power lines. People are urged to report the location of the fallen wires to Hydro One as soon as possible. Touching a vehicle or a tree that is in contact with a power line can be fatal.

Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates Ontario's 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 123,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.

SOURCE: Hydro One Inc.

For further information:

For more 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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