PUC to the rescue. Still going strong, PUC issues update on windstorm damage

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photo courtesy KC Security. Thursday, October 4, 2018.

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON (4 October 2018) – 8:00 pm

PUC crews have been working tirelessly since 3 A.M. restoring power and crews will continue to do so until such time that all power has been restored to customers throughout the City.  There remain some customers without power due to significant storm damage to PUC infrastructure.  Office resources are continuing to take calls about outages and provide support.

At this time there is approximately 1000 customers known to still be without power.  The significant areas are as follows:

Queen Street E, Malabar Dr, Oak Park Crs, and Summit Ave.

photo courtesy KC Security. Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Most customers are expected to be restored this evening.  However, there could still be isolated individual customers without power until tomorrow morning.  These customers will be contacted to advise them of their restoration status.

PUC would like to remind the public about electrical safety after a storm.

  • Downed powerlines may be live.  Stay back at least 10 metres or 33 feet (the length of a school bus).  Electricity can travel through water and the ground around powerlines.
  •  Immediately call 9-1-1 and PUC to report any downed wires.
  •   If a powerline lands on your vehicle, stay in the vehicle until emergency responders  arrive.  Exiting a vehicle in contact with a live powerline is extremely dangerous.  Don’t try to help someone if their vehicle is in contact with powerlines.
  •  Don’t clear tree branches, or other storm debris until the power is disconnected or powerlines are repaired.
photo courtesy KC Security, Thursday, October 4, 2018.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and wish to thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  For any outage concerns, please contact the PUC at 705-759-6555. 

 

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