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Hydro One Plans Power Outage For Bobcaygeon Area This Sunday To Replace Aging Infrastructure

KAWARTHA LAKES-Hydro One is advising residents in Bobcaygeon of a planned power outage on Sunday, May 16 required for crews to safely perform scheduled maintenance and complete upgrades in the area. For the safety of our crews, equipment must be de-energized to complete the work. To reduce service disruptions and the need for future outages, we are bundling our work as much as possible to enhance power reliability and replace aging infrastructure.

 

  • When: Sunday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Where: The planned outage will affect approximately 950 Hydro One customers in Bobcaygeon.
  • What: Hydro One crews will perform scheduled maintenance and complete upgrades to ensure a safe and reliable supply of electricity, including replacing infrastructure from the 1950s such as 12 poles and a power line, as well as adding multiple switches in the community. Traffic controls will be in place along East Street (Highway 36) between Mill Street and Boyd Street.

We understand this is a challenging time to be without power and we would like to thank our customers for their patience during this time. Additional crews and equipment are being brought in to complete as much local work as possible during this outage.

Below are some tips to help you and your family during an outage:

  • Make sure your appliances, such as the stove, are in the off position.
  • Make sure your cellphone and extended battery packs are fully charged.
  • Keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. Use a cooler with ice for items you’ll need during the planned outage.
  • Consider filling jugs of water to use for drinking and cooking.
  • If you plan to use a generator, remember to use it in a dry area outdoors away from any open windows, doors and vents. Visit the Electrical Safety Authority at esasafe.com for more tips.
  • If you have a bathtub, consider filling it with water before the planned outage begins. You can use the water and a bucket to fill your toilet tank to be able to flush.

In order to ensure our crews can continue working for all Ontarians, we ask that customers respect physical distancing.

Affected customers have been notified via auto-dialer and can visit Hydro One’s outage map or call 1-888-664-9376 for more information.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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