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Hydro One restores all load to downtown Toronto

Jul 5, 2010

TORONTO, July 5 /CNW/ - At 8:25 p.m., Hydro One confirmed it has restored all Toronto load and as a result, all customers who were impacted by the outage now have their power restored. Hydro One regrets the inconvenience this outage caused people in the Toronto area and thanks them for their patience as the company undertook power restoration efforts.

The outage commenced at 4:42 p.m. today. Hydro One crews and local fire fighters were dispatched to the Manby Transformer Station, located on Kipling Avenue. The fire was subsequently extinguished which allowed Hydro One crews to assess the damage and undertake necessary repair work.

There were no injuries or health and safety issues reported due to the incident.

Hydro One's first priority was to restore power. The company will now undertake an investigation of the incident to determine the cause of the outage.

Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates Ontario's 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 123,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.

For further information: Hydro One Media Relations 24 hours a day at 1-877-506-7584 (toll-free in Ontario only) or 416-345-6868. Our website is