Significant Toronto Power Outage Blamed On Raccoon, Thousands Impacted

Significant Toronto Power Outage Blamed On Raccoon, Thousands Impacted


Thousands of Toronto residents were without power for several hours Thursday evening.

According to Hydro One, a furry animal was the culprit of the power outage.

“Crews have determined that a raccoon made contact with our equipment at a downtown Toronto station. We’re in the process of working with @torontohydro to restore power. We appreciate everyone’s patience,” Hydro One said.

UPDATE: Crews have determined that a raccoon made contact with our equipment at a downtown Toronto station. We’re in the process of working with @torontohydro to restore power. We appreciate everyone’s patience. pic.twitter.com/zh6IItN0Tq

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— Hydro One (@HydroOne) February 2, 2024

“The outage began at about 7:40 p.m. but all power was restored by about 10:20 p.m.,” CBC reports.

About 7,000 Hydro customers were impacted by the

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