OSHAWA, ON April 16, 2018 – Oshawa Power is pleased to report that small areas affected by this weekend’s ice storm have been fully restored and Oshawa is 100% powered.
Oshawa Power was monitoring this storm very closely and our field crews and emergency team were on high alert and prepared to respond when needed. At any given time we had no more than 300 customers without power.
Our crews were dispatched on Saturday to address multiple non-service affecting motor vehicle accidents to repair equipment and about 10 service affecting outages on Sunday. The outages were primarily caused by tree contacts and accumulated ice buildup. Our crews worked tirelessly throughout Sunday night clearing the lines to get the power restored as soon as possible to minimize inconvenience for our customers.
Now that the storm has subsided we are advising customers to please take a moment and inspect their property for potential damage and hazards. The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is also advising Ontarians in areas most affected by the ice and wind of the last two days to take a moment and check for damage to their home or property’s electrical system. Even if power has been restored or never went out, you may have electrical pipes/masts pulled away from the building, sagging electrical wires, or water and ice damage. These could be shock or fire hazards and should be repaired.
If you identify a hazard on your property contact a Licensed Electrical Contractor to check it and make the necessary repairs. Learn more here.
If you identify a potential tree hazard that needs to be addressed please contact us using our Message form and provide us the details and we will send a crew out to address this issue.
We would like to thank our customers for their support and patience while our crews worked to restore the power safely.
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