The Glengarry News

Powerless in the East

publisher Nov 1, 2019 - 11:44am

Some 3,363 Hydro One customers in eastern Ontario have been affected by power outages caused by winds peaking at between 70 and 100 km/h along with rain and heavy snow earlier today.
Service is expected to be restored by 4 p.m. at the latest, reports Hydro One.
Province-wide, Hydro One has restored approximately 121,500 customers, with 203,000 customers affected across the province since the start of the event. At this time there are approximately 82,000 customers without power across Hydro One’s distribution system.
There are approximately 32 poles and 3 cross arms that have been damaged and need to be replaced throughout the region. Hydro One has approximately 375 staff working in the region and assistance from multiple local distribution companies in the region. Crews are being mobilized to the hardest hit areas.