Toronto Hydro Making Progress in Restoring Power
The hope is that everyone in Toronto will have their power back by Wednesday afternoon.
Figures as of 7:30 Wednesday morning from Toronto Hydro are that 600 customers are still in the dark.
Those numbers have dropped dramatically in the past 24 hours due to crews working around the clock. At 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning, there were 3300 Toronto homes without power.
In a press release sent out late Tuesday night, Toronto Hydro estimated the repairs would cost around $1-million. More than 85 per cent of outages were caused by tree contacts with power line.
Localized outages affecting one or several houses at a time are being attended to by powerline crews. However, they are scattered across the city in relatively small pockets, which means that it will take time to reach all remaining customers. Toronto Hydro will continue to deploy all available crews until all customers are brought back in service.
The utility is using customer smart meters to expedite restoration efforts by communicating with the meters to confirm that power has been restored locally. If a signal is received from the meter, that power out call is removed from the log.
Some small outages may last through until Thursday and Toronto Hydro is asking that customers call in to report only new outages.
Check the Toronto Hydro website for power outages.
Check the Hydro One website for power outages.