Severe Weather Toronto Area Power Outages

As if COVID has not disrupted our lives enough, a severe warm weather storm including tornado warnings is causing major power outages throughout Southern Ontario. Downed trees and flooding in various areas are causing headaches for clean up crews and those trying to get the power back on. The Province of Ontario is no stranger…

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Another Weird Power Outage Cause – Wild Turkeys Away!

We’re always interested in hearing what caused a recent power outage and as we’ve written about before, the causes of power outages can be extremely varied. Many naturally associate extreme weather events with power outages, but we know that there can be other factors, including animals causing disruptions, equipment failures, issues on the grid, and…

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Major Power Outage In Etobicoke

According to CP24 News, hundreds of people in Etobicoke will be without electricity power today. Etobicoke Outage Due To Water Damage As we’ve pointed out before, there can be many reasons for a power outage. We are provided with some information from Toronto Hydro in regard to the outage that will affect many in Etobicoke…

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Large Power Outage Reported In Caledon & Mono

Today, March 10th, 20202, Hydro One is reporting that there is a power outage affecting almost 4,000 customers in Caledon and Mono. According to the Orangeville Banner, the outage is widespread and includes an area “from Castlederg Sideroad between Kennedy Road and Humber Station Road in Caledon, north to Adjala 25 Sideroad including Purple Hill,…

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Quebec Power Outage Affects Over A Million!

The Province of Quebec is no stranger to extreme weather that often causes large swaths of the province to experience power outages. While having several major cities, the province also has a tremendous area of rural landscape with farms, small towns and villages, and remote habitations. Storms in all four seasons and throughout the year…

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Could California Style Power Outages Hit Ontario?

We’ve all heard it on the news recently how planned rolling power outages have hit California, causing severe adjustments to be made by those who are living with them. Millions of Californians have been affected and the costs to businesses and homeowners is overwhelming. As we write this, we read that presently, PG&E Electric has…

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Fish Causes Electrical Outage In Northern Ontario

Over the years, we’ve come across a lot of weird reasons for power outages – while weather is perhaps the most frequent cause and the one we think about the most, there can be many reasons for the power to go out. But a falling fish? Several days ago, there was a news report of…

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August Power Outages Affect Thousands In Toronto

Thousands of Toronto Hydro customers have been affected by major power outages. The outages have occurred in the area that has been traditionally known as East Toronto (before the amalgamation of the other cities within the Metropolitan area all became part of the City of Toronto). As with all major power outages, they affected both…

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Orangeville – Planned Power Outage

There is a planned electrical power outage that will affect a small part of Orangeville on August 25th, 2019. According to the Orangeville Hydro twitter account, the outage will take place between 6:30AM and 11:00AM. While it is not a major outage that will affect many of Orangeville Hydro’s customers, it will affect some businesses…

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What Causes Power Outages?

Power outages can be one of the most frustrating things to occur in life, and often at the most inopportune time. If you are working on some task on your computer and you don’t have battery or backup power, it is extremely annoying and frustrating to realize you might have lost a big chunk of…

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