Jul 09, 2013
By Michael Kramer
An estimated 50-thousand people are still without power here in Toronto.
Spokesperson Jennifer Link says Toronto Hydro is trying to contain the outages to the west end of the city and is shuffling power around as part of the process of trying to fix the problem.
Link says that rolling blackouts are possible until the situation is resolved – which could be as late as tomorrow.
Earlier today Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said the power grid is ” hanging by a thread.”
He’s asked people to cut back on power by disconnecting electronic devices and non-essential equipment.
The mayor has launched a full review of the city’s emergency response procedures.