Animal causes large power outage in Toronto’s east end

An animal caused a large power outage in Toronto’s east end Monday afternoon, Hydro One says.

In a tweet at around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Toronto Hydro said it was experiencing a “large area outage affecting customers in the east end,” adding that it was working with Hydro One to “address it.”

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“We appreciate your patience,” the tweet read.

Toronto Hydro told Global News the issue was due to a lack of power supply from Hydro One.

In a series of tweets, Hydro One said crews had determined “animal contact” had caused a trip at one of its stations in the east end of the city.

In a post just after 2 p.m., Hydro One said it had restored power to Toronto Hydro.

In a tweet at 2:13, Toronto Hydro said all power had been restored to the east end.

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