TORONTO, July 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
(Toronto Hydro) is pleased to report that approximately 90 per cent of
customers who were impacted by last night's sever storm have been
restored. At this time, crews have reduced the outage count from
approximately 7,000 customers down to approximately 700 customers.
Additional staff resources are on-hand responding to outages and
customer calls. Although Toronto Hydro crews will work until all power
is restored, the company anticipates that, unfortunately, some
customers will remain without power throughout the night.
The storm has brought down very large trees and limbs, which have caused
extensive damage to our equipment and required significant clearing by
forestry crews. 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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