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Downtown Toronto in darkness after crane comes into contact with HV line

August 11, 2022  By CBC News


Thousands are without power in downtown Toronto amid a Hydro One outage, and the utility says it is “all hands on deck” to determine the cause.

Hydro One spokesperson Tiziana Baccega Rosa tells CBC News the utility is investigating reports that the outage was caused by a barge carrying an erect crane that came into contact with a high voltage line in the Port Lands, a largely industrial area on Toronto’s waterfront.

The utility says the outage started at around 12:30 p.m. and is affecting Toronto Hydro customers in the downtown core.

There is no estimated of time restoration yet.

(CBC News)


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