OTTAWA, April 17, 2018 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa crews have been working around the clock to restore power to customers in multiple areas across the city. As of 7 a.m., the majority of customers have been restored with approximately 1,743 customers still out in pockets of the city.
Heavy freezing rain on Sunday caused downed trees, powerlines and damaged hydro poles. More than 72,000 customers were out of power at the height of the storm, with more than 200 separate outages needing repair. Given the number of separate events and the extent of damage to electrical equipment, power restoration is expected to continue throughout the day and into the evening.
Hydro Ottawa crews have successfully restored power to large scale outages, and are now working on smaller ones, keeping safety as the number one priority. Hydro Ottawa's outage map shows the location of these power outages.
About Hydro Ottawa
Hydro Ottawa's core businesses are delivering electricity, generating renewable power and providing energy conservation/management services. Hydro Ottawa is a community-owned, private company, delivering electricity to more than 325,000 customers in Ottawa and Casselman. It is the largest municipally owned producer of green power in the province, with hydroelectric and landfill gas-to-energy generating facilities. Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc.
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For further information: Media Contact: Daniel Séguin, Manager, Media and Public Affairs, Hydro Ottawa, Tel: 613-738-5499 ext. 345, [email protected]