Dec 25, 2013
TORONTO, Dec. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Hydro One reports that it has made significant progress on Christmas Day. Crews continued to work through the holiday to restore power to customers who have been without power as a result of this week's ice storm. Currently , there are approximately 15,000 Hydro One customers without power across Hydro One's service territory.
Currently, the most impacted areas are listed below:
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Estimated times of restoration range from December 25 to December 26 for the final customers restored. Crews will work through the holidays to ensure that all customers are restored. We thank customers for their patience and want to remind everyone to stay safe by following the safety tips below.
To report a power outage:
Call 1-800-434-1235 to report a power outage, fallen tree hazard or emergency (24 hours).
Checking for Electrical Damage After a Storm and Arranging for Repairs
After a storm, check around and in your home for potential electrical
damage. Remember, if there is serious damage to your home's connection
to the electricity system, your utility may not be able to safely
restore power to your home. You will have to arrange for a Licensed
Electrical Contractor (LEC) to make repairs. Please check the Ontario
Safety Authority website at:
To check the status of a power outage in your area check the Hydro One Storm Centre at www.hydroone.com or download the Hydro One app.
What to do in a power outage:
If the power system in your area is affected by bad weather, be sure to stay clear of any fallen power lines. If you spot a fallen line, keep at least 10 metres back, even if it does not appear to be live. Report it to the police and call Hydro One at 1-800-434-1235.
Safety is at the core of everything Hydro One employees do. Not only are our crews trained in First Aid, every Hydro One vehicle is equipped with a First Aid kit.
The Office of the Fire Marshal offers the following safety tips:
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.
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 www.HydroOne.com