Toronto

Power mostly returned to 4,500 customers after downed branches took out power lines, Toronto Hydro says

Gusty winds knocking tree limbs onto hydro wires caused a power outage for 4,500 customers in the city's west end Monday afternoon, but service has been mostly restored, Toronto Hydro says.

Approximately 400 customers still without electricity, utility says

Gusty winds knocked tree branches onto power lines on Monday afternoon, causing a power outage affecting 4,500 customers, Toronto Hydro says. (Alan Habbick/CBC)

Gusty winds knocking tree limbs onto hydro wires caused a power outage for 4,500 customers in the city's west end Monday afternoon, but service has been mostly restored, Toronto Hydro says.

The boundaries for the outage were Eglinton Avenue West in the north to Bloor Street West in the south, and Royal York Road in the west to Runnymede Road in the east, the utility says.

There is no estimated time of restoration for the approximately 400 remaining customers.

Downed hydro wires are still an issue in the city, according to Toronto Hydro's Twitter account.

Kaitlyn Woods, a spokesperson for Toronto Hydro, is reminding everyone who comes across downed wires to be "aware and safe."

"If you see downed wires stay at least 10 meters away from it — the length of a school bus — and call 416-542-8000 to report it immediately," Woods warned.

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