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Power Outage Impacts Downtown Toronto

Jul 5, 2010

TORONTO, July 5 /CNW/ - This evening, Hydro One confirms a power outage impacting downtown Toronto and equipment on fire at the Manby Transformer Station located on Kipling Avenue. The outage commenced at 4:42 p.m. The cause of the outage is currently under investigation. There are no injuries or health and safety issues reported due to the incident.

Emergency services are on site extinguishing the fire. Hydro One crews are at the station investigating the cause of the outage and take steps to restore power. The estimated time of power restoration will be known once crews can determine what specific actions are required to restore power.

The Company will continue to provide updates as events change and evolve.

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: contact 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