Customers who were still experiencing outages and had not already done so were asked to report them to the Hydro Ottawa outage line: 613-738-0188.

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Hydro Ottawa work crews appear to be on their last legs to “re-energize” the area after last week’s devastating “derecho” storm.

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The utility reported around 8 p.m. Saturday that 16,000 customers remained without power in Ottawa’s pockets.

Hydro Ottawa said it has restored service to 164,000 customers who lost power due to the storm.

He also said the crews will continue to work in the following areas:

• Lincoln Heights/Britannia Heights

• Fisher Glen, Cityview Skyline and Fisher Heights

• Parkway Park and Kenson Park

• Southern Keys

• Riverside Park

• Manotick and Long Island area

• Heights of Carlingwood and Mckellar

• Tanglewood

• Pineglen Annex

The utility also advised customers in communities who continued to notice downed power lines in their backyards or neighborhoods to stay at least 10 meters (the length of a school bus) from wires or anything in contact. with fallen lines. , like trees.

Customers still experiencing outages who had not already done so were asked to report them to the Hydro Ottawa outage line: 613-738-0188.

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In an update to Ottawa City Council on Friday evening, Hydro Ottawa CEO Bryce Conrad said further inspection revealed that approximately 400 power poles were damaged by the storm.

“From a construction perspective, we’ve completed almost a year of construction in the past six days,” Conrad wrote.

In the September 2018 tornadoes, 80 Hydro Ottawa poles were damaged.

Hydro Ottawa still had more than “150 events” to manage and complete, according to Conrad.

“We have a list of over 1,500 known or reported tree contacts/tree interferences that need to be addressed and resolved. And, as we carry out additional restoration work, these numbers have the potential to increase,” he said.

Meanwhile, the City of Ottawa said it was looking for volunteers “of all abilities” to help with cleanup projects after the storm.

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Projects included:

Neighbors Helping Neighbors – Clean Up The Capital: After the storm

Much like the regular Capital Cleanup program, it’s a perfect way for neighbours, families and friends to work together to clean up their neighborhood. Participants are requested to complete the electronic registration form. Supplies will be available for pick-up starting Saturday, May 28, between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., at the following locations:

• Navan Memorial Center and Arena, 1295 Colonial Rd.

• Howard Darwin Centennial Arena (Merivale), 1765 Merivale Rd.

• Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Center, 3320 Paul Anka Dr.

• CARDELREC Recreation Complex (Goulbourn), 1500 Shea Road.

Volunteer with community partners

Additionally, the city, in partnership with Samaritan’s Purse, a non-governmental organization, will provide support to residents who have been impacted on their private property. To inquire about projects that can use your specialized skills, contact Samaritan’s Purse at 1-844-547-2663 or samaritanspurse.ca/ottawavolunteer (service in English only).

Volunteers were asked to bring the following:

• clothing suitable for the weather conditions which may be dirty, wet or damaged

• work gloves if you have them, otherwise they can be provided to you

• closed shoes (ideally steel-toed boots)

Do not bring your own equipment or tools to a Samaritan’s Purse project.

For more information: Follow @hydroottawa on Twitter.

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