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Alectra Utilities advises customers to be prepared for potential ice storm

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 12, 2018 — The latest weekend weather forecast for the Alectra Utilities service area is indicating the possibility of significant freezing rain starting Saturday morning continuing through to Sunday. This weather event may result in lengthy power outages caused by significant ice build-up on electrical equipment, high winds and fallen tree limbs on overhead powerlines.

Downed powerlines may be energized and are dangerous. If powerlines are down, stay at least 10 metres away (the length of a school bus), and call 911 immediately. To report outages, Alectra Utilities’ customers should call:

Alectra Utilities continuously monitors weather forecasts and storm models. Field crews and communications staff will be prepared to respond as the situation evolves.

If you experience a power outage or want Alectra updates, please access our Twitter channel @AlectraNews, download our app or visit the outage map through our website: www.alectrautilities.com.

Alectra Utilities reminds all customers of the importance of having an emergency kit in the event of a sustained power outage. It is recommended that emergency kits include: medicine, first aid supplies, flashlights, new batteries, a battery-operated radio, a manual can opener, canned food, bottled water, blankets,food for pets and important telephone numbers for family doctors, schools, daycare and insurance companies.

About Alectra Utilities Corporation

Alectra Utilities Corporation serves approximately one million homes and businesses across an 1,800 square kilometre service territory comprising 15 communities including Alliston, Aurora, Barrie, Beeton, Brampton, Bradford, Hamilton, Markham, Mississauga, Penetanguishene, Richmond Hill, St. Catharines, Thornton, Tottenham and Vaughan. The Alectra family of companies includes Alectra Inc., Alectra Utilities Corporation and Alectra Energy Solutions.

Media Contact

Rachel Bertone, Media Spokesperson – Alectra Utilities
rachel.bertone@alectrautilities.com | Telephone: 647-339-3826 | 24/7 Media Line: 1-833-MEDIALN

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