Yukon Weekly

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Toronto Hydro reports that power has been restored following a big downtown outage

According to Toronto Hydro, electricity has been restored following a huge downtown outage

Key Takeaways:

  • Customers who were impacted by a significant power outage in the city’s central business district on Thursday now have access to energy claims Toronto Hydro.
  • Certain subway stations in the downtown region temporarily lost complete power, but it was eventually restored, according to a Toronto Transit Commission spokeswoman.

According to Toronto Hydro, consumers who were affected by a widespread outage in the city’s downtown on Thursday now have access to electricity.

Just before 8 o’clock, Toronto Hydro and Hydro One announced in a tweet that their employees had successfully restored power to the last remaining clients in the downtown area.

The message said, “Thanks to everyone for your ongoing patience today.

Without power, anyone is asked to phone the company’s dispatch staff at 416-542-8000.

About half of Toronto Hydro’s impacted customers had their power restored as of 6 o’clock, the utility reported.

Just before 1 p.m., Toronto Hydro informed its customers of the outage.

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Toronto Hydro reported, “working with Hydro One to address a significant outage in downtown Toronto.”

Residents of Toronto reported no power in the downtown area near the harbor, close to hospital row, at Yonge-Dundas Square, and Toronto Metropolitan University.

As of 1:45 p.m., the outage was reported by Toronto Hydro to have reached as far north as College Street, as far west as University Avenue, as far south as Lake Shore Boulevard/Queens Quay, and as far east as Parliament Street.

There was no electricity at a location close to Carlaw Avenue and Eastern Avenue.

According to a Toronto Fire official, at 12:32 p.m., they received a call on Commissioners Street, close to Bouchette Street, about concerns that “a ship or a crane” had taken down two or three main lines that a huge explosion had been heard.

To the northwest of Tommy Thompson Park is a hydro substation.

A crane-carrying barge reportedly collided with high-voltage transmission wires in the Port Lands region; according to a tweet from Hydro One at 2:14 p.m. Hydro One said it was “investigating reports” of the incident.

The business stated that it was attempting to “reroute power” and added that customers would have access to power at various times.

Hydro One posted images of the damaged transmission circuit on social media.

According to Toronto Hydro, electricity has been restored following a huge downtown outage.
According to Toronto Hydro, electricity has been restored following a huge downtown outage. Image from Timetotimes.com

The firm said, “We know this has made today incredibly tough for many of you, and we appreciate your patience.” “We’ll keep releasing new information as it becomes available,” the statement reads.

No injuries were recorded, according to Toronto Fire, who also noted that it wasn’t immediately clear if the barge was moving at the time of the incident.

If traffic signal lights are out, intersections should be treated as four-way stops; the Toronto Police Department cautioned drivers.

The City of Toronto stated that several structures, including City Hall, Old City Hall, Union Station, 277 Victoria Street, and 75 to 81 Elizabeth Street, were still accessible to the general public.

According to a spokeswoman for the Toronto Transit Commission, certain subway stations in the downtown area briefly lost all power, but it was later restored.

According to Stuart Green, the TTC’s King Station in the financial area had emergency power.

Toronto Fire stated in a tweet that its firefighters were responding to “several calls” from individuals trapped in elevators.

Source: Global News

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