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Whitby Hydro expects power will be fully restored by the afternoon

The outage arrives on a morning when it feels like minus 31 with the wind chill.

Whitby Hydro says about 11,000 homes and businesses lost power in an area bordered by Highway 407 south to Rossland Rd., and east-west from Highway 412 to Garrard Rd.

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Whitby Hydro says about 11,000 homes and businesses lost power in an area bordered by Highway 407 south to Rossland Rd., and east-west from Highway 412 to Garrard Rd.

WHITBY, Ont. — A power blackout is affecting a large portion of Whitby, Ont., east of Toronto.

Whitby Hydro says about 11,000 homes and businesses are without electricity in an area bordered by Highway 407 south to Rossland Rd., and east-west from Highway 412 to Garrard Rd.

The outage arrives on a morning when it feels like minus 31 with the wind chill.

"It is estimated that power will be fully restored later in the day," read a post on Whitby Hydro's website. "Anyone without power can contact Whitby Hydro at (905) 668-8480 for an update on the status of their restoration."

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