TORONTO, Dec. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
(Toronto Hydro) has restored power to approximately 129,000 customers
(300,000 customers without power at the height of the storm).
Tonight, Toronto Hydro has a complement of approximately 50 crews who
will be on-shift for the next 12 hours to restore power.
Almost all critical loads have been restored and tonight crews are
working in the following areas:
Finch Ave. E (north), Eglinton Ave. E (south), Bayview Ave. (east),
Yonge St. (west) (Sheppard Subway is served from this area)
Islington and Eglinton area
Southeast of Scarborough, and
Victoria Park and Eglinton area (Bermondsey)
The company made significant progress today and will continue to work
safely to get all power restored. Crews will restore feeders, the power
lines that serve several hundred to several thousand customers each.
This will restore large areas first. Then crews will move on to smaller
single street and single home outages.
Toronto Hydro has also requested restoration assistance from other
jurisdictions. Utilities have responded to our call, and the details
are being worked out. It is expected crews will begin to arrive
The City of Toronto is operating nine Reception centres, where those in
need can access food, water, warmth and rest. For more information,
please visit Toronto.ca
If you spot a downed wire, please stay back (at least 10 feet) and
report it to Toronto Hydro's operations centre at 416-542-8000. Please
be cautious of falling tree limbs as well. For more information about
household items to have on hand during a lengthy outage, please visit torontohydro.com/poweroutage
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SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
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Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited.