TORONTO, April 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Hydro One confirms it has restored power to 65,000 customers following a storm that caused widespread damage to Hydro One's electricity distribution system across Ontario. More than 1,200 Hydro One employees are working to restore power to the remaining 85,000 customers. Hydro One has called in help from other local distribution companies throughout the province to aide in the restoration efforts.
Some of the major areas affected by power outages are listed below:
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We ask our customers for their continued patience as our Customer Communications Centre is currently experiencing a high volume of calls due to the extent of the storm.
Important Safety Information
Hydro One strongly urges people to take extra precaution near fallen power lines. Even if a fallen wire seems dead, it can be dangerous. People are urged to report to Hydro One the location of the fallen wires as soon as possible. Touching a vehicle 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.
Image with caption: "Hydro One crews work to restore power to customers in Shakespeare, ON. in the aftermath of a storm that knocked out power to 150,000 customers and caused extensive damage across parts of Hydro One's electricity distribution system. (CNW Group/Hydro One Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130413_C5167_PHOTO_EN_25513.jpg
SOURCE: Hydro One Inc.
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