Freezing Rain + 70 km/h Winds = Ice Storm
Environment Canada is warning of a possible ice storm this weekend throughout the Toronto area and Durham Region. Freezing rain, combined with gusts of wind up to 70 km/h, can bring down trees and power lines and leave homes without power.
Toronto Hydro has an Emergency Checklist on their website so you can be sure you have the supplies you’ll need if you find yourself without power for more than a couple of hours.
An ice storm with high winds can cause downed power lines which are extremely dangerous. Stay clear and call 9-1-1 and your power company immediately. For more information on electrical safety during stormy weather, check out these tips from ESA (The Electrical Safety Authority).
During “The Great Ice Storm of 2013″ (link), there were many homes that had the meter boxes pulled right off the side of their houses and the overhead wires knocked down. Albright Electric was there through it all repairing dozens of meter boxes and service masts. Once Toronto Hydro replaced the damaged overhead wires we were able to get the power back on for many families.
If the ice storm causes the same kind of damage this weekend, Albright Electric is on call and ready to get your lights, and heat, back on as quickly as possible.
Don’t hesitate to call us at (416) 466-9939 if the electrical service at your home is damaged.
Be prepared and stay safe.