TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Hydro One Crews are out assessing damage and restoring power to over 114,500 customers. Freezing rain that started yesterday has caused widespread power outages to Hydro One's distribution system.
Crews have been hampered by treacherous driving conditions but will continue to work to restore power throughout the day and evening.
"Crews are out in full force to safely repair the damage caused by the freezing rain," said Greg Towns, Director of Lines, Hydro One Networks. "Driving and working conditions are extremely challenging and we appreciate people's patience as we work to get the lights back on."
Some of the major areas affected are listed below:
|Area Impacted|| Number of Hydro One
What to do in a power outage
If the power system in your area is affected by bad weather, be sure to stay clear of any fallen power lines. If you spot a fallen line, keep at least 10 metres back, even if it does not appear to be live. Report it to the police and call Hydro One at 1-800-434-1235. Safety is at the core of everything Hydro One employees do. Not only are our crews trained in First Aid, every Hydro One vehicle is equipped with a First Aid kit.
Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably, and responsibly to homes and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates Ontario's 29,000 km high- voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 122,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.
SOURCE: Hydro One Inc.
For further information:
For more information, contact Hydro One Media Relations 24 hours a day at 1-877-506-7584 (toll-free in Ontario only) or 416-345-6868. Our website is www.HydroOne.com.