-Southern, central and eastern Ontario hardest hit-
TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Hydro One crews have made significant progress in restoring power to more than 195,000 of customers affected by the wind storm that started yesterday evening in southern Ontario. High winds and outages continue to affect approximately 27,000 customers in central and eastern Ontario.
"We have been tracking the storm and using our outage predication tool in order to get into position to respond to any additional outages from the storm," said Lyla Garzouzi, Vice President of Distribution, Hydro One. "Our crews have continued restoration efforts throughout the province and we are moving additional crews into the hardest hit areas."
While crews continue to restore power and respond to any emergencies, Hydro One expects some customers in central and eastern Ontario will be without power overnight. To assist in restoration efforts, Hydro One is receiving support from neighbouring utilities.
Customers looking for information on power outages can call 1-800-434-1235, download the free Hydro One power outage app or visit HydroOne.com/stormcenter. Customers can also register to receive proactive personalized text or email alerts about power outages at HydroOne.com/MyAccount. The Outage Map is updated every 10 minutes as real-time information comes in from crews.
If the power in your area is affected by severe 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.
About Hydro One Inc.:
Hydro One Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Hydro One Limited, Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with almost 1.4 million valued customers, almost C$25.5 billion in assets and 2018 annual revenues of almost C$6.2 billion. Our team of approximately 8,600 skilled and dedicated employees proudly build and maintain a safe and reliable electricity system which is essential to supporting strong and successful communities. In 2018, Hydro One invested almost $1.6 billion in its 30,000 circuit kilometres of high-voltage transmission and 123,000 circuit kilometres of primary distribution networks and injected approximately $1.3 billion into the economy by buying goods and services in Ontario. We are committed to the communities where we live and work through community investment, sustainability and diversity initiatives. We are designated as a Sustainable Electricity Company by the Canadian Electricity Association. Hydro One Limited's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H).
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