Hydro One crews ready to be dispatched during winter storm
Hydro One is gearing up for another weather system in our listening area. In a statement, the utility says crews are preparing to respond to any weather related power outages.
Customers can prepare for an extended power outage with an emergency kit packed with items such as cash, water, non-perishable foods, and fully charged devices. A full list of emergency kit items can be found at https://www.hydroone.com/power-outages-and-safety/storm-safety-tips.
If outages occur, an estimated time of restoration will be determined for each incident once damage has been assessed. Our outage tools will be updated every 10 minutes as information comes in from the crews on-site. We prioritize emergencies and restoration in a way that brings power back to the largest number of customers in the shortest period of time.
You can see the outage map here. You can also download the Hydro One mobile app for your cell phone.
They also remind us to stay clear of any fallen power lines. If you spot a fallen line, keep at least 10 meters back, even if it does not appear to be live. Report it to the police and call Hydro One at 1-800-434-1235.