Toronto Hydro Power Restoration Update

    TORONTO, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro crews have made significant
progress in restoring power to many customers that were affected by power
outages as a result of severe storms Thursday night.
    As of 8:00 am Friday, Toronto Hydro reports an estimated 4,500 customers
remain without power - at its highest point, an estimated 25,000 customers
were without power across the city.
    Emergency crews continued to work to restore power, with the majority of
problems concentrated in the following neighbourhoods:

    -  Warden Avenue and St. Clair Avenue
    -  Wexford Street and Lawrence Avenue
    -  Islington Avenue West
    -  Bayview Avenue and Lawrence Avenue

    Residents will have power restored throughout the morning and afternoon
as repairs progress. Completion of repairs could last into Friday evening or
    Toronto Hydro experienced heavy damage to its grid. At least 25 main
power feeder lines and hundreds of secondary service lines were brought down
by the storm.
    Our priority is the safe return of power to all customers and we remain
focused on power restoration efforts. Toronto Hydro reminds all customers and
residents to exercise caution around downed electrical wires and in areas of
the City that are densely populated by large trees.
    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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