Hydro Ottawa Weather Watch

Sharing a note from Hydro Ottawa ahead of the forecasted storm. Please be careful on the roads and plan accordingly.


Hydro Ottawa crews are preparing to respond to power outages as a potential winter storm passes through the National Capital Region starting late Thursday, December 22, and moving into the weekend.Of note, temperatures are expected to drop on Friday leading to a potential flash freeze for locations that receive rainfall, accompanied at times by strong winds and snow that could cause power outages and damage to our infrastructure. According to weather reports, Southern Ontario and areas closest to lake shores are forecasted to see the strongest impact of the storm.

Customers are encouraged to be prepared in case of extended power outages. Please ensure that electronics, such as cell phones and laptops, are fully charged ahead of the storm. To learn more about storm preparedness, please visit our Outage Safety page.

For additional updates, please follow Hydro Ottawa’s Twitter account @hydroottawa or access the Hydro Ottawa app for Android and Apple. If outages occur, an estimated time of restoration will be determined for each outage once damage has been assessed by our crews. Our Outage Map is updated every 15 minutes as new information comes in from our crews.

To report an outage, customers may do so online, through our mobile app, or by calling our 24/7 outage line at 613-738-0188.