TORONTO, Dec. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
(Toronto Hydro) Reports that 75 per cent have been restored since the
height of the storm on December 22. Approximately 69,800 customers
remain without power.
The company continues to work around the clock to get power back on as
quickly and safely as possible. Approximately 60 Mutual aid skilled
tradespeople from neighbouring utilities are working alongside Toronto
Hydro's crew complement to support the restoration effort. Also,
utilities are continuing to offer support as restoration efforts in
their own jurisdictions become manageable.
We are now into the more labour intensive portion of our restoration;
crews are focusing on restoring power to small neighbourhoods and
single streets. This work takes considerable time.
Customers concerned that Toronto Hydro is reporting that their
neighbourhood has been restored when their home is still without power,
are advised to do the following:
If part of your home is still without power, it could be because a tree
is still hanging on a wire in your local neighbourhood. We are working
to repair wires in serving neighbourhoods, single streets and single
Check to see if your neighbours have power, if they don't, it is likely
that more work is to be done on your street.
If your home is the only house without electricity, check your
electrical panel inside the home to see if the breakers are in the "on"
Check the electrical service line outside your home to see if it is
damaged or if the service wire is "down". If the wire is down, please
stay back and contact us at 416-542-8000 to report the downed wire.
The City of Toronto is still operating Reception centres, where those in
need can access food, water, warmth and rest. For more information,
please visit Toronto.ca
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SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
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