Widespread power outage in east end causes major transit delays this morning

May 23 2019, 12:41 pm

It’s been a messy start to the day for those in the east end after a widespread power outage caused major headaches Thursday morning.

The outage is from Gerrard Street south to the lake, and the Don Valley Parkway east to Woodbine Avenue, according to Toronto Hydro.

Crews are now on-site investigating, and Toronto Hydro says power will be restored within the next two hours.

According to Toronto Hydro, the outage was caused by a transformer fire, and approximately 3,800 customers are affected.

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This morning’s power outage also caused major disruptions on the TTC and all streetcar routes experienced delays.

Streetcars leaving Leslie Barns Carhouse were affected, and buses were running to supplement service, according to the TTC.

However, just after 8:30 am, the TTC said regular service had resumed on all streetcar routes affected by the outage in the east end.

Buses are still running during the morning rush, and 504B King and 505 Dundas continue to divert due to an overhead issue at Broadview and Dundas.

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