Toronto Hydro Crews Restore Power to the Majority of Scarborough, Continue Restoration Efforts Throughout Various Pockets Around the City



    TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro crews continue to make
significant progress restoring power to remaining areas of the City that were
affected by power outages as a result of a severe rain storm on the weekend.
    Power has been restored to customers in the Scarborough area at Midland
Road and St. Clair Avenue East. Power has also been restored to the
streetlights at Milliken and Finch and it is estimated the remainder of the
customers affected at Milliken and Finch will be restored shortly.
    As of approximately 9:00 a.m., Toronto Hydro System Control reports that
approximately 700 customers still remain without power as a result of
localized outages throughout the City. Toronto Hydro crews have reduced the
number significantly, which at its peak totalled 4,200 and will continue to
restore power as quickly as possible.
    The City of Toronto reminds all residents to refer to the latest edition
of 'Our Toronto' newsletter issued last week which includes power outage tips
and an emergency planning guide.
    Our focus remains on the safe and speedy return of power to all
customers. Toronto Hydro reminds residents to exercise caution around downed
electrical wires and in areas of the City that are densely populated by large
trees.
    To report a power outage in the City of Toronto, please call Customer
Care at (416) 542-8000. For more information about power outages, please visit
www.torontohydro.com/poweroutage.

    ABOUT TORONTO HYDRO-ELECTRIC SYSTEM

    Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited is the regulated "wires" affiliate
and is one of the largest municipal electric distribution utilities in Canada,
delivering electricity to a broadly diversified, economically robust,
residential, commercial and industrial customer base in the City of Toronto.
The utility serves more than 684,000 customers.






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