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Ice Storm 2013: Power Should Be Back on for all Torontonians Today

Remaining 725 customers without power should see it restored within the next 24 hours.

Toronto Hydro CEO Anthony Haines becomes emotional at today’s press conference while discussing the hard work being done by his staff to restore power. Photo by HiMY SYeD, from the Torontoist Flickr pool.

Nine days after the ice storm hit Toronto, approximately 725 customers remain without power. But at a press conference held this morning, Rob Ford stressed that those households should have their power restored at some point today.

There will be 98 forestry crews, 17 triage crews, and 200 trucks out on the streets. All traffic signals are now back up and running, and 47 transportation crews will also be at work.

About 72 people visited the City’s warming centres last night. The Dennis R. Timbrell and Pleasantview community centres will no longer be functioning as warming centres, although all police stations that have been used as warming stations will remain open. The City will be reevaluating whether warming centres currently open at the Agincourt, Edithvale, Joseph J. Piccininni, Matty Eckler, and McGregor Park community centres will still be needed.