Toronto left sweltering in summer heat after hydro outage
With temperatures hitting the high 20s and low 30s in the past few days, a large swath of North York was feeling the heat a bit more than the rest of us last night due to a power outage.
Hi there, we are aware of an outage in your area. Crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power. The ETR is approximately 10:30 p.m. Thank you for your patience, we know it’s a challenging time to be without power.— Toronto Hydro (@TorontoHydro) June 30, 2020
Thousands of customers living in an area spanning from just west of Yonge Street to Leslie, and north of Highway 401 up to Steeles were without hydro since around 9 p.m. on Monday.
Toronto Hydro said on social media that service had been restored to some customers as of late last night, but that the issue was ongoing.
Soooooo frustrating especially with elderly family in this heat pic.twitter.com/IvzbIEBUC3— David Prihodko (@dprihodko) June 30, 2020
The electric utility company had cited 10:30 p.m. as the preliminary time that things might be sorted out, but as crews responded to the incident, the timeline stretched beyond 1 a.m. as residents struggled to sleep without air conditioning.
Thankfully, there have not been any further complaints as of Tuesday morning.
Hi David, crews have been able to restore power to the majority of customers. Customers falling within the following boundaries may be experiencing an outage: Steeles Ave South to Finch Ave and Talbot Rd East to Leslie St. We'd like to thank everyone for their patience tonight.— Toronto Hydro (@TorontoHydro) June 30, 2020
Apparently, this isn't the only time in the past few days that Torontonians have had to face an extended hydro outage in the heat: parts of East York have reportedly been experiencing a loss of power nearly every morning for more than a week.
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