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Freezing rain, high winds and heavy snow affecting approximately 25,000 Hydro One customers

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2019 /CNW/ -A  Freezing rain and high winds that started this morning in southwestern Ontario continue to cause power outages across Hydro One's distribution system. It is expected that this weather will continue throughout the afternoon with a mix of freezing rain, high winds and heavy snow moving east, increasing the potential for further damage to electricity infrastructure. There are currently 205 active outages affecting more than 25,000 customers. While Hydro One crews have been successful in working to safely restore power to major lines, additional crews have been deployed to assess damage and make repairs.
Freezing rain, high winds and heavy snow affecting approximately 25,000 Hydro One customers
"Our crews have been out all day assessing the extent of the damage and making necessary repairs to get power and heat back on for our customers," said Lyla Garzouzi,A Vice President of Distribution, HydroA One. "With additional crews deployed in the hardest hit areas, our focus remains on safely and efficiently responding to any emergencies and getting main power lines repaired to quickly restore power to the largest number of customers."Hydro One tracked this incoming weather system and was able to mobilize crews and equipment early to respond to affected customers. An estimated time of restoration will be determined for each outageA once damage has been assessed. Our outage toolsA will be updated every 10 minutes as information comes in from crews on-the-ground.Stay safe during a power outage
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