Hydro crews work through Christmas to restore power to thousands of Canadians in the dark since ice storm

Source: news.nationalpost.com – Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Tens of thousands of people in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick had no power in their homes this Christmas as communities recovered from an ice storm that walloped much of eastern Canada. Here's the most recent power outage map. #darkTO http://t.co/16kSYHCjDR — Toronto Hydro (@TorontoHydro) December 25, 2013 The weather system that hit on the weekend downed power lines, splintered trees and caused wide-spread travel delays. Hydro crews have been working around the clock to restore power to homes which have now been in the dark for three full days, but utility companies said some might have to wait until the weekend to get their lights back on. In Toronto — where some 300,000 customers were without power at the height of the storm — about 69,800 customers remained without electricity on Christmas Day. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said it “has been a very challenging four days,” but the city is doing its best through the holidays to restore power to all homes as soon as possible. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said she also lost power in the blackout — her electricity was finally restored Wednesday — so she “knows how difficult it is when your going into the third or fourth night.” Authorities have been urging those in homes with no power to make alternative arrangements for the holidays and to take advantage of warming centres being offered in many communities. Ford said some 1,000 people sought refuge at the warming spots in Toronto o

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