Approximately 70,800 customers in York Region affected by ice storm
VAUGHAN, ON, Dec. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - PowerStream is making progress and is
currently working to restore power to approximately 70,800 customers
who remain without power in York Region due to adverse weather
conditions, including freezing rain, which occurred throughout Saturday
and into early Sunday morning. Freezing rain, partnered with wind, has
allowed for ice accumulation which has resulted in fallen trees on
power lines as well as downed power lines throughout PowerStream's
PowerStream currently anticipates outages to be restored within the next
48 hours but this is dependent on future weather conditions.
PowerStream is finding that as they repair lines they encounter further
issues. As the winds pick up through the afternoon they anticipate
further issues throughout the evening tonight and into tomorrow.
Additional PowerStream Operations staff has been called in and are
working safely to restore power in Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill and
Aurora. Customers are encouraged to remain patient and check on
relatives and neighbours who may require assistance.
Due to high traffic volumes, PowerStream is currently experiencing
issues with its corporate website. Customers are strongly encouraged to
call 1-877-777-3810 or follow PowerStream on Twitter at @PowerStreamNews for the latest updates regarding power restoration. In the event of an
emergency or downed power lines please call 911.
PowerStream is a community-owned energy company that provides power and
related services to more than 360,000 customers residing or owning a
business in communities located immediately north of Toronto and in
Central Ontario. It is jointly owned by the Cities of Barrie, Markham
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For further information:
John Olthuis, Manager, Customer Communications
Media Line (24/7): 905-532-4400