TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - As of 3:30 p.m. today, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) has restored power to all but approximately 500 customers following this week's storm damage. Crews will continue to work until all power is restored.
Toronto Hydro is asking all customers who remain without power (or with partial power) to call again to report it at 416-542-8000.
Toronto Hydro is working to restore all remaining outages to help ensure residences are safe and well-lit for Halloween, where possible. Residents are reminded to leave the exterior light on for trick-or-treaters to avoid tripping over something that cannot be seen, especially with debris still remaining from the recent storm.
An important reminder: if residents come across damaged utility poles or see downed power lines they should stay clear (at least 10 metres back) as they may be energized.
Please be alert this evening and keep a watchful eye on children. Toronto Hydro crews will be vigilant in managing pedestrian traffic around our job sites but please take care to stay clear of crews at work. There is a risk of tools and materials falling from truck buckets and lines being repaired overhead.
Electrical emergencies and power outages should be reported immediately to Toronto Hydro at 416-542-8000.
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 Limited owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 712,000 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.
Image with caption: "Toronto Hydro at Work - Hurricane Sandy Clean Up. Dave Knight of Toronto Hydro saws through a fallen tree in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. More than 85 per cent of the outages that occurred were caused by tree limbs coming into contact with powerlines, poles and transformers. Toronto has a more dense and extensive tree canopy than other communities in the GTA. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121031_C3773_PHOTO_EN_19959.jpg
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information:
Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System
After hours media (between 5PM - 8AM): 416-903-6845