If you have independent information on Toronto Hydro’s preparedness for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, please contact me.
I have received reports indicating the following:
– the utility only deployed its regular complement of 6 standby crews in last night, spread across the utility’s three yards
– no additional repair crews were deployed
– extra staff were called to be on home standby but not called in to work
– field staff were told to concentrate on isolating safety problems developing over night and not undertake repairs
Until this information is confirmed, it should be treated as anecdotal.
Post script: As of 3:58 pm I received an independent confirmation of points #1 and #2 above. This source was not able to confirm points #3 and #4. Apparently CP24 reported that Toronto Hydro had 80 crews standing by, instead of their usual 16. Both statements appear to be incorrect.
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