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Alectra Utilities reports power outages across its service territory

/EIN News/ -- MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Sept. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A special weather statement was recently issued for Alectra Utilities’ service territory due to strong southwesterly wind gusts reaching 70 to 100 km/h causing power outages. The strong winds are damaging powerlines primarily due to tree contact.

Alectra wants customers to be prepared in case of an emergency
A 72-hour emergency preparedness kit is essential to helping customers through prolonged outages due to severe weather.


Across the service territory approximately 6,100 homes and businesses are without power. Alectra emergency crews are being dispatched to restore power and will continue to work through the duration of the storm.

In the event of downed powerlines, stay at least 10 metres away (the length of a school bus), and call 911 immediately. To report outages, Alectra Utilities’ customers should call:

  • Hamilton: 905-522-6611
  • Mississauga: 905-273-9050
  • St. Catharines: 905-684-8111
  • York Region/Simcoe County: 1-877-963-6900

Alectra’s System Control Centre continuously monitors weather forecasts and storm models and mitigation strategies are being made to prepare line crews and additional field and communications staff to respond in the event the situation evolves. If you experience a power outage, you can find frequent updates through our Twitter channel @AlectraNews or visiting the outage map on our website: 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’s Utilities Corporation

Alectra Utilities Corporation serves approximately one million customers across a 2,200 square kilometre service territory and 15 communities including Alliston, Aurora, Barrie, Beeton, Brampton, Bradford, Hamilton, Markham, Mississauga, Penetanguishene, Richmond Hill, St. Catharines, Thornton, Tottenham and Vaughan. It is part of the Alectra family of companies, which also includes Alectra Inc. and Alectra Energy Solutions Inc.

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

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