TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) crews have reduced outages by about 85 per cent since its height of 60,000 without electricity in Toronto at 4 a.m. this morning. Currently, approximately 10,000 customers are without power. Equipment repairs that restore the greatest number of customers are being completed first.
In the downtown region, approximately 2,000 customers remain without power. To the east of the downtown core, approximately 4,000 are still affected and to the west, approximately 4,000 remain out.
Electrical emergencies and power outages should be reported to Toronto Hydro at 416-542-8000. Customers can expect updates from Toronto Hydro via Twitter (@TorontoHydro), on torontohydro.com, through the media or by calling 416-542-8000.
Tips when experiencing a power outage:
- Unplug or turn off all appliances including TVs, computers and other sensitive equipment to avoid possible damage when the power resumes.
- Refrigerator and freezer doors should be kept open no longer than necessary.
- Most food in the fridge will last for about 24 hours, except dairy products that should be discarded after 6 or 8 hours. Food in a full freezer will stay frozen for 24-48 hours and 12-24 hours if partially filled.
About Toronto Hydro
The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 712,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in the Province of Ontario.
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information:
Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System