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Investigation into power outage begins

West-end activist Jutta Mason and her neighbours want hard and fast answers on last week’s blackout.

West-end activist Jutta Mason and her neighbours want hard and fast answers on last week’s blackout.

She e-mailed MPPs on the residents’ behalf and they want to be briefed, she said.

Now Cheri DiNovo, MPP Parkdale-High Park, has called a community meeting for Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Parkdale Public Library, a week after the blackout, so residents can get answers from Toronto Hydro and Hydro One.

“We’ve got to look at all levels of maintenance history,” said Laura Cooke, spokesperson for Hydro One. “We are undertaking an investigation of the events that caused this valve to open.”

The malfunctioning valve is located on the Hydro One side, where the power “is brought into the system as high voltage and then is distributed to Toronto Hydro customers through a low voltage system or distribution system,” Cooke explained.

Hydro responded by shutting off the power.

 
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