Toronto Hydro Outage Could Last Hours & Thousands Don't Have Power RN

You might be having a bad day if you're one of the 5,000 plus residents without power in Toronto.

A power outage in Rexdale and the Jane and Finch area started at 10:42 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Toronto Hydro.

The outage in Rexdale stretches along Islington Avenue and Rexdale Boulevard down to the Ontario 401 Express and the outage in the Jane and Finch area is affecting parts of Islington Avenue and Finch Avenue.

Over 5,000 customers are affected, according to Toronto Hydro, and the restoration process is still in step three of four, which means it could still be a while until the power returns. Some residents are taking to Twitter to express their concerns.

One user tweeted at 12: 55 p.m., "what is happening with the power at Finch and Islington? No updates! Nothing! I have many neighbors who are seniors."

Toronto Hydro responded to the tweet saying "the preliminary time of restoration is approx. 4 p.m. This is based on historical data and may be updated," however, their outage map, which was last updated at 1:37 p.m., currently predicts power will return at 4:42 p.m.

Toronto Power Outage Is Affecting Thousands After A Car Crashed Into A Hydro Pole

"We're working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power."

A Toronto power outage has left thousands without power after a vehicle swerved into a hydro pole on Tuesday morning.

According to TPS, the collision occurred in the areas of Victoria Park Avenue and Gerrard Street East at around 9:00 a.m. after a driver struck a pedestrian before slamming into a nearby pole.

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Heavy gusts of wind brought down a number of trees across Toronto neighbourhoods, resulting in widespread power outages and even damage to property as trees toppled onto power lines and cars.

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