OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Yesterday Hydro Ottawa's distribution
system was significantly damaged by high winds, fallen trees and
lightning. At its peak, Friday's storm knocked out power to 17,000
customers. Within hours, electrical service was restored to more than
half of those affected.
Our crews have been working around the clock to restore power to
numerous outages across the city. Today more than 50 field staff are
actively working on restoration.
As of 4:30 p.m., 1,900 customers remain without power. The majority
affected are in Bay Ward.
Hydro Ottawa estimates it will restore power to all major pockets this
evening. Crews will continue working on outages affecting individual
homes overnight and into tomorrow.
Hydro Ottawa initiated emergency response procedures immediately
following the first storm Friday evening, and crews were deployed
across the City on a priority basis, to ensure safety and restore the
largest outages first.
Hydro Ottawa would like to thank our customers for their patience and
understanding as restoration efforts continue.
About Hydro Ottawa Limited
Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two
subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc. Hydro
Ottawa Limited is the third largest municipally owned electrical
utility in Ontario serving more than 315,000 customers in the City of
Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's
largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and
provides commercial energy management services.
SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Limited
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