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Update: From kl. 15 has the power has been restored to all customers.

Thousands of customers are without power in downtown Toronto, and can be for hours.

Toronto Hydro tweeted just before 13.45 Saturday afternoon that crews responded to an outage that affected customers across a shard in the center core.

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Light was out from Dundas Street West south to Lake Ontario and from Bathurst Street east to Yonge Street.

An interruption card on the utility company’s website shows that up to 1,200 customers may be affected by the interruption. Estimated restoration times range from 18:06 to 18:20.

Photos sent to the Daily Hive show stopped trams, dark traffic lights and dim buildings. Affected residents described chaos as cars flashed through intersections.

Crews are in the midst of responding to the interruption, the cause of which is still unknown.

Toronto Hydro

More on the way.

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