Hydro One expects 4,570 customers will remain without power overnight

-Power restored to over 91,368-

TORONTO, Dec. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Hydro One crews continued restoration work today and has now restored power to more than 91,368 customers following yesterday's windstorm, which caused extensive damage to its distribution system across northern and central Ontario.

"We have all available resources working to restore power to customers," said Jon Rebick, Vice President, Lines and Forestry, Hydro One. "We thank customers for their patience and we will continue to work until every last customer is back on."

Approximately 4,570 customers in the hardest hit areas will remain without power overnight. It is expected that all customers will be restored tomorrow.

 

Areas Affected

Customers that will remain out overnight

Algoma

80

Sudbury

3,000

Nipissing

60

New Liskeard

404

Kirkland Lake

199

Timmins

500

Huntsville

131

Parry Sound

196

 

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.                            

About the Company

The Company is Ontario's largest electrical transmission and distribution utility with approximately $23 billion in assets and 2014 revenues of over $6 billion. The Company's regulated transmission and distribution operations are owned by Hydro One Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.  Hydro One Inc. delivers electricity safely and reliably to over 1.2 million customers across the province of Ontario, and to large industrial customers and municipal utilities.  Hydro One Inc. owns and operates Ontario's approximately 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network and an approximately 122,000 circuit km primary low-voltage distribution network. 

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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