High winds cause dozens of power outages across Ottawa

May 4, 2018

Hydro Ottawa crews continue to restore power after Friday’s high winds downed trees and damaged hydro poles. At this time, 9,000 customers remain without power in 120 separate outages needing repair.

In many cases, the restoration efforts will be lengthy as crews need to deal with downed trees and obstacles on a house by house basis. That said, crews and contractors will remain on task until power is restored across the city.

More than 45,000 customers were out of power at the height of the storm. Given the number of separate events and the extent of damage to electrical equipment, power restoration is expected to continue throughout the day and into the evening.

In case of a downed power line, the public should stay back at least 10 metres and call 911 immediately.

Hydro Ottawa will continue to post information regarding these ongoing outages on our phone line 613-738-0188, website hydroottawa.com and on Twitter @hydroottawa.

Media Contact

Rebecca Hickey
Manager, Media and Public Affairs
Hydro Ottawa
Tel: 613-738-5499 ext. 2345
[email protected]

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