Toronto Hydro Acquires Help, Gains Momentum in Restoring Power

In a recent statement from Toronto Hydro, it claims to be making progress in restoring electricity to its customers after a weekend with crushing ice storm, as it estimated almost 90,000 customers who are still left alone in the dark. In a previous news conference held on Tuesday morning, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford alleged that “we would like to say this would be done tomorrow, that’s not going to happen folks,” while adding that “we’re going to aim, for our very best, for Thursday or Friday.”

The speed of power restoration might have boosted die to additional help acquired in shape of more hydro crews lent by Ottawa and Windsor who arrived in the city to help out. Additionally, more additional crews are expected to arrive in Toronto from Michigan and Manitoba on Wednesday. This additional help has become absolutely necessary due to the drowning temperature in the city. In a special weather statement for Toronto, Environment Canada warned of cold temperatures with a high of -8 C and a low of -14 C, along with northwesterly winds of up to 20 kilometres per an hour. Consequently, in light of the cold weather alert issued on Tuesday morning, the city extending shelter services for the homeless.

Whereas in his latest remarks, Toronto Hydro CEO Anthony Haines mentioned that cold temperatures and wind are still the top most concern for hydro crews as they continue to receiving more reports of new outages. He stated that “at some moments it feels like we take two steps forward and one step backwards, but overall we’re staying ahead of the momentum.”

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