TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited ("Toronto Hydro") responded today to an emergency that caused a power outage in the Kipling Avenue and Rexdale Boulevard area.
Once the site was deemed safe, Toronto Hydro crews waited while the Ministry of Labour finished its investigation before it was able to assess the damage to its equipment. Crews are still in the field making repairs, however, the majority of customers were restored by 8:30 p.m.
Some customers are experiencing a longer outage because of the extent of the damage; full restoration is expected by tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. Customers between 2167 and 2267 Kipling Ave.
Approximately 400 customers were without power at the onset of the incident, which was caused when a crane fell onto Toronto Hydro power lines.
Toronto Hydro cut off power to the area right away to make it safe.
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About Toronto Hydro Corporation
The Corporation is a holding company which wholly-owns two subsidiaries:
- LDC — which distributes electricity and engages in Conservation and Demand Management activities; and
- Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. — which provides street lighting services.
The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the distribution of electricity by LDC. LDC owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 712,000 customers located in the City of Toronto.
Image with caption: "Toronto Hydro crews on Hinton Avenue off of Kipling Avenue begin repairs that will restore power to customers affected by the crane accident on Kipling Ave. early Monday afternoon. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120820_C8463_PHOTO_EN_17116.jpg
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
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