No power until after Christmas for some: Toronto Hydro

ABOVE: Officials from the province of Ontario and Toronto Hydro update the public on the ongoing recovery efforts following this past weekend’s ice storm

TORONTO – Some customers in the GTA won’t have power until after Christmas, according to Toronto Hydro CEO Anthony Haines.

Haines said Toronto Hydro is hoping to have the majority of customers back online before the 25th, but said it’s “premature” to say all power will be restored before Christmas.

“We still have no firm estimates,” Haines said at a press conference Monday. “At this point we simply don’t know the work we have ahead of us.”

Toronto Hydro has brought in additional crews to help with everything from repairing downed power lines to cleaning up fallen branches, and are calling on workers from the United States to come in to assist.

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Some customers in the hardest hit areas may not have any power until the weekend.

Areas around Hwy. 401 are where Hydro crews have the most work ahead of them, Haines said.

Click here for the latest coverage on this weekend’s ice storm and how it is affecting the GTA.

Above: Toronto Hydro spokesperson Jennifer Link speaks to The Morning Show’s Liza Fromer

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