TORONTO, April 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
(Toronto Hydro) reports various outages throughout the city as a result
of overnight high winds and freezing rain. At this time, crews have
reduced the outage count from approximately 15,000 customers down to
approximately 1,000 customers. Additional staff resources are on-hand
responding to outages and customer calls. Toronto Hydro expects that
all storm related outages will be restored by end of business today.
The storm has brought down tree limbs and wires. If customers come
across damaged utility poles or see downed power lines they should stay
clear as they may be energized and call 911 or report them to Toronto
Hydro at 416-542-8000.
Safety of residents and employees is a top priority and will be the
first consideration as Toronto Hydro responds to outages. Customers can
expect updates from Toronto Hydro via Twitter (@TorontoHydro), on torontohydro.com, through the media or by calling 416-542-8000.
A reminder to customers without power, please do not assume that Toronto
Hydro is aware. Report outages by calling 416-542-8000.
About Toronto Hydro
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited owns and operates an electricity
distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately
719,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest
municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes
approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in the Province of
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SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information:
Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System