TORONTO – Residents on one Brampton street are attempting to clean up after dozens of trees and branches fell under the weight of accumulating freezing rain.
Upwards of 350,000 Hydro One customers were left without power following a steady dose of freezing rain that moved through southern Ontario over the weekend.
These photos were taken on Primrose Crescent in Brampton near Sandalwood Parkway East and Highway 10.
The storm left just over 9,000 Hydro One customers in Brampton without power. However by Monday afternoon, there were only 3,500 customers in the city still in the dark.
On Primrose Crescent, a particularly hard-hit street, broken trees and branches acted as obstacles for moving cars while the weight of freezing rain snapped other trees in half.
The storm has moved through the Greater Toronto Area and additional snow or rain is not expected in the next week.
Temperatures are expected remain below freezing with a low of -15 degrees Celsius Monday and a low of -13 degrees Celsius Tuesday.
Toronto Hydro CEO Anthony Haines said Monday that an increase in wind activity or a significant drop in temperatures could hinder power restoration attempts by causing more trees to fall.