Hydro One Restores Power to Over 50,000 Customers

TORONTO, Feb. 20 /CNW/ - Hydro One confirms that it has restored power to more than 50,000 customers affected by the high winds that hit the province late Friday night. Approximately 2600 customers are without power, as of Sunday afternoon.

Hydro One crews continue to remove fallen trees from lines, replace broken poles and re-string damaged sections of line in the Penetanguishene and Bancroft areas. Helicopters have aided the search for damage and have delivered crews and equipment to remote locations to repair damage.

The Company expects that some customers in the hardest hit and remote areas may be without power until Monday.

The storm system that made its way across parts of the province brought high and gusting winds and resulted in downed poles, wires, and trees and saw over 60,000 Hydro One customers lose power at the storm's peak. Hydro One's highly mobile field staff were deployed to complete the restoration effort since the onset 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.

For the most recent information on power outages go to www.HydroOne.com.

Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates Ontario's 28,000 kilometre high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 125,000 kilometre 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.

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