TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
("Toronto Hydro") reports that power has been restored to most of the
area affected by this afternoon's vault fire which resulted in damaged
cables. Approximate boundaries included: North - Queen Street E; East
- Sumach/Cherry; South - Front Street East and West - Sherbourne
Street. Toronto Hydro crews restored the wide outage in stages with all
power restored to all but one building as of approximately 6:09 p.m.
The building at 33 Princess Street is still out and expected to be
restored early Tuesday morning at approximately 4:00 a.m. Fire
destroyed at least nine high voltage power cables feeding the area.
About Toronto Hydro
The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the
distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited.
Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity
distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately
705,000 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 Ontario.
The information in these materials is based on information currently
available to Toronto Hydro Corporation and its affiliates (together
hereinafter referred to as "Toronto Hydro"), and is provided for
information purposes only. Toronto Hydro does not warrant the accuracy,
reliability, completeness or timeliness of the information and
undertakes no obligation to revise or update these materials. Toronto
Hydro (including its directors, officers, employees, agents and
subcontractors) hereby waives any and all liability for damages of
whatever kind and nature which may occur or be suffered as a result of
the use of these materials or reliance on the information therein.
SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation
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