TORONTO, March 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Late this afternoon, the GTA was hit by a winter weather event that brought an accumulation of snow, freezing rain and then rain. While the weather has now passed through our area, it has caused multiple power outages in Toronto, primarily in Etobicoke and Scarborough.
Hydro One Networks Inc. (HONI) also lost transmission supply to areas in Toronto causing a spike in the number of outages. HONI transmission has now been restored as of 8:30 p.m., however our system remains unstable.
As of 8:40 this evening we have approximately 15,000 customers without power.
Toronto Hydro has called in crews and is bringing in standby crews to deal with the high number of outages. Crews are currently attending to emergency wires down calls and conducting damage assessment to be able to provide our customers with an approximate estimated time of restoration by 11 p.m. tonight.
Please be reminded to stay well clear of downed power lines.
Report outages by calling 416-542-8000 or on-line www.outageTO.com.
About Toronto Hydro
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 736,000 customers located in the city of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in the province of Ontario.
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