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they had a bunch of overhead issues on queen and on gerrard too.

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A crane collapsed at Dundas & River, blocking the 505. Interesting situation because the Toronto Hydro high voltage lines have collapsed on top of the streetcar overhead wires, and even though the TTC cut their feed there is still voltage being carried. I hope that does not damage any streetcars that are trapped within the area.

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14 minutes ago, MK78 said:

A crane collapsed at Dundas & River, blocking the 505. Interesting situation because the Toronto Hydro high voltage lines have collapsed on top of the streetcar overhead wires, and even though the TTC cut their feed there is still voltage being carried. I hope that does not damage any streetcars that are trapped within the area.

There's a good picture on the CP24 article where you can see the Toronto Hydro lines resting on top of the streetcar wires.  That'll energize the streetcar wires for sure until Toronto Hydro shuts off those transmission circuits.  It'll be interesting to see if the surge management and lightning arrest gear on the streetcars themselves plus the TTC power infrastructure prevented any damage from happening because it's a bit tough to tell from the pictures, but from the insulators on the poles, it looks like that might have been 13.8kv utility primary that came down on the streetcar wire.

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