TORONTO, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - Severe thunderstorms last night knocked over
trees and downed power lines, resulting in approximately 45,000 Hydro
One customers without power. About 38,000 Hydro One customers are
currently without power in the locations listed below:
"Last night's storm caused considerable damage to our system," said
Myles D'Arcey, Senior Vice-President, Customer Operations. "Our crews
are working to clean up the downed trees, repair the broken conductors
and restore power as quickly as possible."
About 200 Hydro One staff are working on the restoration effort
including lines staff, helicopter pilots and foresters. It is expected
most customers will have power restored later tonight, although some
customers in remote areas may be without power until tomorrow.
Hydro One is currently monitoring another weather system moving across
the province. We will provide updates as events warrant on any resulting
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.
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