Toronto Hydro issues power out status following floods

TORONTO, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited emergency crews and customer care staff have been working through the night to restore power following heavy flooding across Toronto.

At the height of the event, approximately 300,000 customers were without power. The main issue related to a lack of supply from Hydro One stations in Toronto due to flooding. All but 35,000 customers, mainly in the west end were restored by 3 a.m.  The remaining 35,000 customers within the boundaries of Highway 401, Hwy 427, Lakeshore Blvd and Jane Street extending over towards the Humber River should expect to be restored by mid-day.

Power outages are affecting TTC service along Bloor between Islington and Kipling. Consult the TTC for other transportation service interruptions.

Customers who do not live in the west end and awake without power should call in to our Lights Out line at 416-542-8000 to report their outage.

Safety Tips:

  • Do not wade through a flooded basement. Call an electrician to make the area safe.
  • Check that all appliances, mainly stove tops, that were 'on' at the time of the power outage are now turned off to avoid a fire hazard.
  • All customers should stay clear of any downed wires as they could be energized. Report this safety hazard to 416-542-8000 or call 911.

SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation

For further information:

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited

Media hotline: 416-903-6845

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