Hydro One restores over 150,000 customers affected by wind storm; estimates 71,000 will remain without power overnight

TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Hydro One employees continue to work across the province to repair damage and restore electricity to 71,000 customers still without power. Hydro One is advising that those customers in the hardest hit areas will be without power overnight. The total number of Hydro One customers affected by the storm today was over 221,000.

"Crews are making steady progress restoring power but we know it is difficult for those customers who continue to wait," said Len McMillan, Vice President, Operations and Maintenance, Hydro One Networks. "We thank customers for their patience."

Here are the areas that will have customers out overnight:

Area Affected    Number of Hydro One
Customers Affected
Arnpior 1,032
Bancroft 6,289
Barrie 20
Bracebridge 8,297
Brockville 855
Cobden 1,608
Fenelon Falls 158
Huntsville 13,558
Kingston 1,740
Minden 5,305
Nipissing 241
Owen Sound 970
Orleans 79
Orillia 201
Parry Sound 6,225
Penetang 558
Perth 2,129
Picton 2,054
Trenton 4,454
Tweed 2,792
Vankleek Hill 2,619
Winchester 60

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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