TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Hydro One employees continue to work across the province to repair damage and restore electricity to 37,000 customers still without power. Hydro One is advising that those customers in the hardest hit areas will be without power again overnight. The total number of Hydro One customers affected by yesterday's storm was over 221,000.
"We continue to move crews to assist with restoration efforts in the most damaged areas and we expect to have the majority of customers restored today. However in some of the more remote areas, some customers will remain without power until tomorrow," said Len McMillan, Vice President, Operations and Maintenance, Hydro One Networks. "We thank our customers for their patience."
Here are the areas where customers are still affected:
|Area Affected|| Number of Hydro One
| Longest Estimated
Time of Restoration
|Parry Sound||3,750||November 3|
For local updates on estimated restoration times, customers can download the free Hydro One mobile app available on BlackBerry, iPhone and Android.
Important Safety Information
Hydro One strongly urges people to take extra precaution near fallen power lines. People are urged to report the location of the fallen wires to Hydro One as soon as possible. Touching a vehicle or a tree that is in contact with a power line can be fatal.
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 123,000 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.
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