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Power restored to Toronto’s Forest Hill neighourhood after outage

Residents living in Toronto's Forest Hill neighbourhood remain without electricity Tuesday morning following a power outage overnight. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Stephen C. Host

Power has been restored to residents living in Toronto’s Forest Hill neighbourhood Tuesday following an outage overnight.

Toronto Hydro said the outage began around 9 p.m. Monday in the area surrounded by Briar Hill Avenue to the north, Eglinton Avenue to the south, Bathurst Street to the west and Latimer Avenue to the east.

Officials initially said the power would be restored around 7 a.m. Tuesday but crews had trouble locating the source of the underground outage which has affected 720 customers.

“Undergrounds are much more difficult than overheads,” Toronto Hydro spokesman Brian Buchan said. “There’s a lot of testing, a lot of isolation and trying to pinpoint what the fault actually is.”

Power was restored Tuesday after around 2 p.m. and the outage comes as the city deals with scorching hot temperatures over the past three days.

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