Advertisement

Power restored to portion of Etobicoke residents amid coronavirus pandemic

Toronto Hydro is working to restore power to an area in Etobicoke that experienced an outage during the coronavirus pandemic.
Toronto Hydro is working to restore power to an area in Etobicoke that experienced an outage during the coronavirus pandemic. File / Global News

Toronto Hydro says power has now been restored to customers in the central Etobicoke area as many have been forced to stay home due to government public health measures implemented during the coronavirus pandemic.

The power first went out on Monday morning for roughly 700 residents along Highway 427 in The West Mall and Eva Road leaving them in the dark for more than 24 hours.

As of about 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Toronto Hydro said power was restored to all affected customers.

“We know that the last couple of days without power have been incredibly difficult, especially with everyone staying home, and we cannot thank everyone enough for their patience,” Toronto Hydro said.

READ MORE: 309 new coronavirus cases reported in Ontario, total hits 4,347 and 132 deaths

Story continues below advertisement

Toronto Hydro said earlier in a tweet that the “outage was caused by an underground cable fault which can take more time to repair than an overhead repair.”

They added that crews worked throughout the day and overnight, as they ran into unexpected issues that delayed power restoration to the area.

Story continues below advertisement

Story continues below advertisement

Sponsored content