TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Winds in excess of 100 kilometres per
hour that began Monday night continue to cause power outages in Hydro
One's Networks Inc. (Hydro One) service territory across Ontario.
Downed trees and power lines have caused major damage on Hydro One's
electricity distribution system causing power outages to more than
Hydro One crews are working to restore power to customers in areas hit
the hardest across the province with southern Ontario experiencing the
Hydro One will provide updates on restoration times once the extent of
the storm damage has been determined in the light of day. Crews from
areas of the province with no damage will travel to the hardest hit
areas to support the effort to return electricity as quickly as
possible to Hydro One customers.
"Our crews across Ontario are working to assess damage and restore a
significant number of customers as soon as possible," said Len
McMillan, Vice President, Lines and Forestry. "There is significant
damage to our distribution system caused by high winds and trees and it
will be some time until we're able to restore all power. We appreciate
our customer's patience and support."
Hydro One lines, forestry and support staff are working on the
restoration effort. Our Customer Communications Centre is experiencing
a high volume of calls due to the extent of the storm damage. For the
most recent information on power outages customers can go to: www.HydroOne.com.
Important Safety Information
Hydro One strongly urges people to take extra precaution near fallen
power lines. People are urged to report the location of the fallen
wires to Hydro One as soon as possible. Touching a vehicle or a tree
that is in contact with a power line can be fatal.
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.
SOURCE: Hydro One Inc.
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