Outage Update: 350 Customers Remain Without Power

TORONTO, July 10, 2013 /CNW/ - As of 10 p.m., there are approximately 350 customers who remain without power due to localized interruptions. 

Crews are working to restore customers in the following outage locations by 3 a.m.:

  1. Highway 27 east to Westmore Dr, Finch Ave W south to Humber College Blvd.; 22 customers are affected.
  2. Highway 27 east to Martin Grove Rd, Highway 401 south to Eglinton Ave W; 108 customers affected.
  3. Weston Rd east to Highway 400, Finch Ave W south to Sheppard Ave W; 1 commercial account
  4. Donwoods Drive (Yonge/York Mills); 40 customers.

Customers who arrive home to find they are without power are asked to report their outage at Toronto Hydro's Power Outage Line at 416.542.8000 to ensure we are made aware and can address it.

In the south and west end of Toronto, the system is operating at capacity. All of the main supply lines feeding from Manby Station are operating but the back-up supply lines are not. A failure at now at Manby could result in another long outage. Reducing stress on the grid is necessary. To avoid the need for rotating power outages, we ask customers for their continued efforts to conserve.

Here are some tips to help relieve stress on the grid:

  • Turn off all non-essential lighting.
  • Set air conditioner thermostats at 25°C and raise the setting even higher if you're not going to be home. Consider using a fan.
  • When you're not at home, turn your air conditioner off, but keep your ventilation fans running to circulate the cool air
  • Close curtains and blinds to keep out the hot summer sun.
  • Cook outdoors on the barbeque or use a microwave oven.
  • Save other heat-producing activities such as clothes drying and dishwashing for cooler evening hours.  Wait until 8 p.m.
  • Businesses should keep their doors closed when air conditioners are running.
  • Unplug any non-essential electronic devices - even when turned off, they still draw power.

For more tips on how to conserve visit torontohydro.com/smartsummer

SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation

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Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
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