City and Hydro getting the storm damage under control but there are people who are going to have a cold Christmas.

December 24, 2013

By Staff

 BURLINGTON, ON.  Burlington Hydro reports that approximately 850 customers located north of Hwy 5 are still without power and no one is able yet, to say with any certainty just when all those homes will have full power.

It is a road by road situation.  An Appleby Line resident, who has a small generator, is running low on propane and not at all sure a truck is going to be able to get up the lane way.

Some 150 people attended the community meeting in Kilbride where they got a full update.

More than 6000 customers  have had their power restored  Hydro crews now have to deal with – falling snow, – is making wires already laden with ice even heavier.

City snow clearing operations are out in full force salting of primary and secondary sidewalks began overnight and is ongoing. Salting and sanding of primary and secondary roads is ongoing.

Burlington Hydro is hoping to restore power to the following areas today: 

Up Guelph Line from Lowville, across 8 Sideroad, to Twiss

Guelph Line south from Lowville

Cedar Springs to McNiven

Britannia east of Guelph Line to Appleby and down to No. 1 Sideroad and then up into Kilbride

Up and down Appleby Line and then up and down Walkers Line

West along Britannia from Walkers Line and then over to Waterdown Road

 Additionally, there remain some small outage pockets in the city. Crews were able to respond to most of these outages today, however, some localized outages remain and will be attended to tomorrow.

Customers are reminded of the dangers of downed power lines and the importance of staying well away. In an emergency situation, customers are reminded to call 9-1-1.

Two warming stations are available for residents still without power. They are located at:

Burlington Fire Station No. 5, 241 Kilbride St., Burlington

 Haber Recreation Centre, 3040 Tim Dobbie Dr., Burlington

The Haber Centre did have a couple of people use the location to take showers

The city’s Emergency Response group, which consists of the Mayor, city manager, general manager, fire chief, director of RPM, director of transit, director of parks and recreation, city clerk, and communications have been pulled together and have kept the community informed.  Hydro issues reports regularly.

The Region is kept informed  are brought in as well.

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