Thousands of residents in southwest and central Ontario are waking up to day two of no power following a strong wind storm Friday.
At its peak, a total of 112,000 Hydro One customers had their power knocked out. As of Sunday morning, power had been restored to 87,400 customers, with around 15,400 still in the dark.
Huntsville, Bracebridge, Minden, Orillia, and Parry Sound are among the areas hit the hardest.
“We are now entering the most difficult stage of our restoration efforts,” said Jon Rebick, Vice President, Lines and Forestry, Hydro One said in a statement Saturday evening. “We have over 1,000 staff working to restore power but advise that some customers will be without power again overnight. We thank customers for their patience.”
The company is reminding customers if you spot a fallen line, keep at least 10 meters back, even if it does not appear to be live, and report it immediately.
— Hydro One (@HydroOne) November 7, 2015
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