Toronto blackout: A report from Keele station
- January 16, 2009 2:56 PM |
- By Your Voice
Submitted by Mark Celejewski
The power outage that threw a large section of Toronto into chaos, leaving 100,000 people without electricity as the city shivers through a bitter cold snap, is slowly being repaired. The subway system was hit hard this morning, with subway service on the Bloor-Danforth line shut down between the Dufferin and Bathurst stations. Though regular subway service has returned to this line, many people were affected by the stoppage.
Mark Celejewski shares his experience from Friday morning.
My take: The TTC failed again (as usual,) they have no recovery/transportation plan when a power outage happens on subway system.
At least the police showed up and they were trying to secure the safety of thousands of passengers covering the entire area of Bloor street at Keele subway station.
People were standing outside and freezing, waiting for shuttle buses which were showing up already full. There was plenty of buses with NOT IN SERVICE signs and they were ignoring frozen passengers.
I ended up going back home from Keele to Kipling.
Was your power out today? Were you left stranded by the outage? Share your story.
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