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Clean up, power restoration efforts continue after destructive Ontario storm

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WATCH ABOVE: Cleanup continues after deadly weekend storm in Ontario – May 24, 2022

Crews are working to restore power tomore than 150,000 Ontario customers who are still without hydro after a deadly storm swept through the province on Saturday.

At least ten people died and three communities declared states of emergency after the storm that down trees, brought down power lines and damaged property.

More than 98,000 Hydro One customers are still without power.

In Ottawa, where it’s still expected to be a day or two before all residents get their power back, a local school board reopened schools that have hydro this morning, though dozens remain closed.

Read more: Many Ontario residents could be waiting several days for power after weekend storm

The Ottawa Carleton District School Board had closed all schools on Tuesday as the city dealt with the aftermath of the storm.

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As of Wednesday morning, Hydro Ottawa said it is working on restoring power to approximately 65,000 customers.

In Durham Region, three schools remain closed due to the impact of the storm while five others reopened today after power was restored.

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