Comment 51954

By Cityjoe (anonymous) | Posted November 19, 2010 at 15:55:08

To Pxtl:
One of my friends works in the King/Main/Dundurn area.

Nearly every time there is a severe electrical storm, (or sometimes a heavy snow storm) the power goes out in the store, usually for the rest of the business day. No lights, no A.C. (or heat) & no computers which means that they are running tills & keeping manual totals on them (or trying to) for an entire business day. Many customers left because there was no way to pay with credit or debit cards. Sometimes lightning will also cut phone service for shorter periods.

Often the traffic lights are none functioning too, which makes thing very dangerous at several busy intersections, Main, King & Dundurn being some of the busiest in the City.

Things were not as bad this year, because the weather was good. They had only 2 long power-outs.

Last year & the year before with the many severe storms, they had about 4 or 5 long term power outs over the course of each year during electrical storms. You might not consider that 'a lot' but if you are loosing most of a day's sales, it's 'a lot'.

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