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
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.
Do not wade through a flooded basement. Call an electrician to make the
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