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April 26, 2009
Toronto Hydro has just issued the following News Release:
Toronto Hydro Continues Power Restoration Work Across the City

Toronto Hydro crews have made significant progress in restoring power to many areas of the City that were most affected by power outages as a result of severe rain storm yesterday evening.

As of approximately 8:00 a.m., Toronto Hydro System Control reports that all feeder outages have been restored with the exception of the following area in Etobicoke:

* Martingrove Road, between Hedges Boulevard and Eglinton Avenue West

Repair efforts are also continuing in Scarborough on Finch Avenue East, as well as Midland Road and St. Clair Avenue East as numerous poles down caused extensive damage to those areas. In North York, power outages continue along Spring Garden Avenue as a result of a massive tree down.

Crews will continue to work throughout Sunday afternoon and evening in all affected areas to repair and restore power as quickly as possible.

Toronto Hydro crews are also being dispatched to smaller, localized outages throughout the City and power restoration work will continue well into Sunday evening.

At this time, approximately 1500 customers are affected by power outages in Toronto.

The City of Toronto reminds all residents to refer to the latest edition of Our Toronto issued last week which includes power outage tips and an emergency planning guide.

Our priority is the safe return of power to all customers and we remain focused on power restoration efforts. Toronto Hydro reminds all customers and residents to exercise caution around downed electrical wires and in areas of the City that are densely populated by large trees.

To report a power outage in the City of Toronto, please call Customer Care at (416) 542-8000. For more information about power outages, please visit

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited is the regulated "wires" affiliate
and is one of the largest municipal electric distribution utilities in Canada,
delivering electricity to a broadly diversified, economically robust,
residential, commercial and industrial customer base in the City of Toronto.
The utility serves more than 684,000 customers.

For further information:

Toronto Hydro Media Stand By
(416) 903 - 6845

Kevin Sack
Strategic Communications
City of Toronto
Office 416 397 5277
Cell 416 919 6500



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