Power restored after large outage in city’s east end
TORONTO – Power was restored to a large area of Toronto’s east end after a lengthy outage Thursday morning.
Reports of outages began just after 6:30 a.m. and power was restored just before 10 a.m.
Toronto Hydro said the blackout affected nearly 16,000 customers bordered by the Don Valley Parkway and St. Clair Avenue, south to Lake Shore Boulevard and as far east as Victoria Park Avenue.
Toronto Transit Commission said streetcars were not affected by the power outage during the morning rush.
The City of Toronto warned that customers in the affected area could experience lower than normal water pressure as a result of the power outage.
The Toronto District School Board said several schools were without power but there were no closures.
Toronto Hydro said the blackout was due to a problem with equipment at transformer stations.
Twitter users seemed amused this morning:
Glad to see that my dog park is still open with this crazy power outage! #darkto
— Matthew Lee (@curedgroves) June 5, 2014
— Marjorie Chan (@magicalmudge) June 5, 2014
— wade makarus (@wademak) June 5, 2014
Well, at least it’s not January. #DarkTO
— Stuart Thursby (@sthursby) June 5, 2014
— Shari (@sharbearTO) June 5, 2014
— Elliot Selby (@ElliotSelby1) June 5, 2014
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