Storm knocks out power to more than 38,000 Hydro One customers

TORONTO, Aug. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The thunderstorm that started this afternoon is moving across southern Ontario bringing in significant lightning causing power outages to Hydro One's distribution system.

Where safe, Hydro One crews are out assessing damage and starting repairs.  It is expected that the number of customers affected by these storms will increase as the system continues to move across the province.

Hydro One will provide updates on restoration times once the extent of the storm damage has been determined in each of the affected areas.

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.

Tracking Power Outages
For outage updates, download Hydro One's free mobile app available on most smartphone and tablet devices. Customers can check the status of power outages anywhere in Hydro One's service area.

Hydro One Inc. is an electricity transmission and distribution company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with $23.1 billion in assets and 2014 revenues of $6.5 billion. The company delivers electricity safely and reliably to over 1.4 million customers across the province of Ontario, and to large industrial customers and municipal utilities.  Hydro One owns and operates Ontario's 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network and a 188,000 km low-voltage distribution network.  Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.

SOURCE Hydro One Inc.

For further 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


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