Toronto Hydro issues Public Safety Alert as a result of Storm



    TORONTO, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - As a result of yesterday's severe weather storm,
there are numerous downed wires, which crews are addressing as quickly as
possible. Some of these wires may be "live" which can cause serious injury if
a person comes into contact with them. In some cases, it may be some time
before Toronto Hydro crews can attend to these wires. Pedestrians are urged to
stay well clear of downed wires.
    Residents who are without power are reminded to turn off stoves and other
appliances to avoid creating dangerous conditions in the home should power be
restored while they are out of the house or apartment. Residents should not
leave candles unattended.
    To report downed wires or power outages, 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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