Snow and high winds gusting above 90 km/hr that moved across parts of Ontario this week knocked out power to approximately 90,000 Hydro One customers. Hydro One had restored power to approximately 70,000 customers yesterday; leaving approximately 20,000 customers without power across the province at about 4 p.m. yesterday..
With the weather picture improving for much of the province, the company expected to have the majority of its remaining customers' power restored last night. Customers in the Manitoulin and North Bay areas could remain without power until today as a result of ongoing poor weather and closed roads. The company continues to work cooperatively with the Ontario Provincial Police to allow crews to gain access to roads closed due to treacherous conditions.
"Our crews have made great progress today returning power to almost 80% of the people that were affected by this most recent winter storm," said Myles D'Arcey, senior vice president, Customer Operations, Hydro One. "Our challenge now is getting our people into those hard to get to places so we can get our customers back online as quickly and safely as possible."