Toronto Hydro Crews Make Significant Progress, Power Restoration Work To Continue Overnight

    TORONTO, April 26 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro crews have continued to make
significant progress today in restoring power to remaining areas of the City
that were affected by power outages as a result of severe rain storm yesterday
    As of approximately 8:30 p.m., Toronto Hydro System Control reports that
approximately 700 customers remain without power in various areas of the City.
    Repair efforts continue to be largely focused in Scarborough on Finch
Avenue East, as well as Midland Road and St. Clair Avenue East as numerous
poles down caused extensive damage to those areas last night. Crews will
continue to work throughout Sunday evening to repair and restore power as
quickly as possible.
    Toronto Hydro trouble and triage crews continue to be dispatched to
smaller, localized outages throughout the City and power restoration work will
continue well into Monday morning in some areas.
    The City of Toronto reminds all residents to refer to the latest edition
of Our Toronto issued last week which includes power outage tips and an
emergency planning guide.
    Our focus remains on the safe and speedy return of power to all
customers. Toronto Hydro reminds residents to exercise caution around downed
electrical wires and in areas of the City that are densely populated by large
    To report a power outage in the City of Toronto, please call Customer
Care at (416) 542-8000. For more information about power outages, please visit


    Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited is the regulated "wires" affiliate
and is one of the largest municipal electric distribution utilities in Canada,
delivering electricity to a broadly diversified, economically robust,
residential, commercial and industrial customer base in the City of Toronto.
The utility serves more than 684,000 customers.

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