TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro has seen the effects of the wind on its system affecting mainly the west and central north parts of the city. At this time, Toronto Hydro is conducting damage assessments, triage, and repairs where safe. Crews will be focusing their initial efforts on public safety calls such as wires down.
Overhead crews cannot work safely in conditions where high wind speeds are present.
As of 8 p.m. approximately 10,000 customers are affected. Weather permitting, the majority of these customers will hopefully be restored sometime this evening. As part of the restoration protocol, Toronto Hydro will restore the largest groups of customers first, and then work to restore the smaller, more localized outages. For some customers, weather conditions may prevent restoration until tomorrow.
Toronto Hydro reminds its customers to be cognizant of dangerous situations, stay clear of downed lines and report them to Toronto Hydro at 416-542-8000.
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information: Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro, Tbruckmueller@torontohydro.com, T: 416-542-2621, C: 416-903-0440