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Post : Thousands remain without power in southern Ontario after weekend ice storm
URL : http://globalnews.ca/news/4149081/power-outage-ontario-ice-storm/
Posted : April 17, 2018 at 6:23 am
Author : globalnewsdigital
Tags : Eastern Ontario, Environment Canada, Freezing Rain, Hydro One, Ice storm, Southern Ontario, Toronto hydro, Wind Gusts
Categories : Weather

TORONTO - Utility crews continued repairing severed power lines on Tuesday morning after a wild few days of rain, freezing rain, snow and strong wind across much of southern, central and eastern Ontario.

The province's largest utility, Hydro One, was reporting around 40,000 homes and businesses without electricity - down from a high of about 300,000 in the early stages of the storm.

READ MORE: Spring ice storm leaves over 100,000 without power across Southern Ontario ( https://globalnews.ca/news/4147775/spring-ice-storm-ontario-power-outages/ )

Just over 2,000 Hydro Ottawa customers remained in the dark - down from about 75,000 - and Toronto Hydro was reporting a few hundred outages by Tuesday morning. Hydro Quebec was dealing with almost 19,000 outages in Montreal and surrounding areas.

> Crews have restored power to more than 300,000 customers since the start of the storm. Crews continue restoration efforts and we expect that customers in parts of the province will be without power into tomorrow. For the latest updates, visit: https://t.co/3qDFRzGsJH #ONstorm ( https://twitter.com/hashtag/ONstorm?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw ) pic.twitter.com/IIqTjFT7Ca ( https://t.co/IIqTjFT7Ca )
> — Hydro One (@HydroOne) April 17, 2018 ( https://twitter.com/HydroOne/status/986056869956419585?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw )

The blast of winter weather also impacted the boys of summer, when a chunk of ice falling from the CN Tower poked a hole in the SkyDome roof and cancelling a game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals.

They were scheduled to play a doubleheader on Tuesday.

READ MORE: CN Tower closed as ice storm, wind gusts and heavy rainfall pummel Toronto ( https://globalnews.ca/news/4146552/toronto-power-outage-transportation-delays/ )

Police said an area around the tower would remain roped off until Tuesday morning.

Toronto's Pearson International Airport said they expected higher than normal volumes as they recover from the storm. Travellers were advised to check their flight status before heading to the airport.

> Wintry conditions in the forecast this morning, our deicing team are ready to get everyone on their way safely. We anticipate higher than normal passenger volumes as recovery from the #icestorm ( https://twitter.com/hashtag/icestorm?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw ) .Check your flight status before travelling to the airport: https://t.co/5Df7Y3ggna
> — Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) April 17, 2018 ( https://twitter.com/TorontoPearson/status/986158213396561920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw )

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