Hydro One restores power to 67,000 customers; over 20,000 remain without power

Nov 25, 2014

TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Hydro One continues to restore power to the remaining 20,000 customers affected by yesterday's windstorm; however some customers will remain without power overnight.

"We are now entering into the most difficult stage of our restoration efforts," said Greg Towns, Director, Provincial Lines, Hydro One. "We have all available resources working to restore power safely but advise some customers will be without power overnight. Those customers may want to consider making alternate arrangements for the night."

Some of the major areas affected are listed below:

Area Affected

Number of Hydro One Customers Affected

Arnprior

1,574

Bancroft

3,410

Huntsville

3,335

Kent

1,535

Kingston

1,047

Penetang

1,156

Perth

1,306

Tweed

1,451

Power will be restored as soon as possible and Hydro One will continue to provide updates on restoration times. For local updates on estimated restoration times, customers can use our Storm Center map at www.HydroOne.com or download the free Hydro One mobile app available on BlackBerry, iPhone and Android.

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.

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.


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