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Alectra restores power to almost all homes and businesses following severe and damaging wind storm

Alectra restores power to almost all homes and businesses following severe and damaging wind storm

 Approximately 4,800 homes and businesses served by Alectra Utilities remain without power this morning following a severe and damaging wind storm Friday that saw nearly 100,000 lose their electricity service at the height of the storm.

Alectra crews working through Friday evening and early Saturday morning have been expediting their restoration efforts to get all customers back online as soon as possible. As of 8:00 a.m. 2,188 customers in the Hamilton area were without power, 777 in Mississauga, 600 in Aurora,  491 in St. Catharines 388 in Markham, 323 in Richmond Hill, 135 in Brampton, 63 in Vaughan and 33 in Barrie.

Alectra anticipates that service will be restored to all remaining homes and businesses that do not have damage to customer-owned equipment later Saturday or early Sunday morning. In the meantime, those who are still without power are encouraged to remain patient and to check on relatives and neighbours who may require assistance.

Customers can get updates on the company’s power restoration effort by following the Alectra Twitter channel @AlectraNews or through calling the following phone numbers:

  • Brampton: 1-844-797-7920
  • Hamilton: 905-522-6611
  • Mississauga: 905-273-7425
  • Catharines: 905-684-8111
  • York Region/Simcoe County 1-877-963-6900

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.

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Media Contact: Rachel Bertone, Media Spokesperson
rachel.bertone@alectrautilities.com | Telephone: 647.339.3826 | 24/7 Media Line: 1.833.MEDIALN