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Hydro One Says 44,000 Customers Currently Without Power Across Ontario

KAWARTHA LAKES-Hydro One says high winds caused downed powerlines and trees in northern, central, and southern Ontario on Tuesday evening into Wednesday.

There are currently 44,000 customers without power in the province with 32 outages in Kawartha Lakes with approximately 1500 customers impacted at this time.

Officials say crews are out in full force assessing damage so an estimated time of restoration can be assigned to each outage.

“We have mobilized crews from other parts of the province along with our contractors to assist with restoration efforts however, we anticipate additional outages will occur as high wind gusts and rain continue to move east, followed by heavy wet snow.” said Bianca Teixeira, Media Relations, Hydro One. 

Here are some tips for preparing for a storm or extended outage:

  • Restock your emergency kit with items like water, nonperishable food and portable chargers.
  • Stay clear of 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.
  • A full checklist of what to have on hand and what to do before/during/after a storm can be found here.

There are a number of easy-to-use outage tools available for customers to report their power outage and to stay up to date. This includes reporting an outage by texting 92887 (WATTS) and visiting our outage map or app which is updated every 10 minutes.

 

 

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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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