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Title: in the dark. Toronto hit with freezing rain, mass power outages
Post by: donoreo on December 23, 2013, 04:13:42 PM
Toronto and much of Ontario has been hit with a rather large freezing rain storm.  Our power went off Sunday at 3:30 am and is still off.  At last check there were 227,000 homes and businesses without power.  Just outside the city there is much the same.  They were estimating Christmas day for most power but some places may not be until the weekend. 

My mom was without power until last night around 8pm. We are staying with m wife's parents.  A little crowded since they moved in the summer from their large house to a small condo. 

Yesterday one of the girls was sick all day as well. She just stayed in the bathroom and I found her at one point asleep and snoring on the tile floor.
Title: Re: in the dark. Toronto hit with freezing rain, mass power outages
Post by: hssutton on December 23, 2013, 05:01:44 PM
Wow! sorry to hear of your problems, we thought things where pretty bad in the UK with the gales and rain. It would appear we are rather lucky in comparison. Hope your daughter? is soon well again.

Harry
Title: Re: in the dark. Toronto hit with freezing rain, mass power outages
Post by: DigiDiva on December 23, 2013, 05:26:24 PM
Hope all gets better for you. Fingers crossed
Title: Re: in the dark. Toronto hit with freezing rain, mass power outages
Post by: Hinfrance on December 23, 2013, 05:55:09 PM
We're all hoping that everything is all right for you and yours on the big day.
Title: Re: in the dark. Toronto hit with freezing rain, mass power outages
Post by: Oldboy on December 23, 2013, 09:22:24 PM
Sorry to hear about that. I have family in Acton and hope they are all OK as are you and yours. It seems you are having a repeat of the ice storm you had a few years ago. Stay safe.  :(
Title: Re: in the dark. Toronto hit with freezing rain, mass power outages
Post by: donoreo on December 23, 2013, 10:20:05 PM
The biggest pain is not knowing when the electricity will be on.   I have to drive home to see.  I left the water running a trickle to keep the pipes from freezing.
Title: Re: in the dark. Toronto hit with freezing rain, mass power outages
Post by: donoreo on December 24, 2013, 06:11:42 PM
Still no power at home.  Power at work is on today so I am here.  My wife took the girls to work with her.  It will be interesting to see how Santa uses Christmas magic to deliver with two little girls asleep in the same room as the tree. 
Title: Re: in the dark. Toronto hit with freezing rain, mass power outages
Post by: spikeyjen on December 24, 2013, 10:13:26 PM
we are getting lots of reports about storms and floods in England and France, but nothing about Canada.
Hoping you are all safe and warm and able to enjoy that big day. (and I'm sure that Santa knows how to tiptoe past a couple of sleeping children).

Title: Re: in the dark. Toronto hit with freezing rain, mass power outages
Post by: spinner on December 25, 2013, 02:14:21 AM
sorry to hear about the power situation Don. My daughter tells me our neighbourhood kept power while surrounding areas went dark. How are the trees? My daughter and several friends have sent me photos of old trees all over the neighbourhood have snapped in half or lost large branches, including a Maple in my back yard. Sounds like I'll be coming home to a very different neighbourhood from the one I left.  :'(
Title: Re: in the dark. Toronto hit with freezing rain, mass power outages
Post by: Reinardina on December 25, 2013, 08:24:11 AM
Hope Santa will manage to bring the presents without disturbing the girls. Must be a tight fit, hope you all get along together!

Merry Christmas to you all.
Title: Re: in the dark. Toronto hit with freezing rain, mass power outages
Post by: donoreo on December 26, 2013, 03:49:16 PM
Our power came on around 4:30 PM on Christmas Eve.  The house was too cold to stay over night (6.5C).  So we stayed one more night with my wife's parents.  Santa found the little girls but it was a hard delivery with them sleeping about 2 metres from the Christmas Tree!  We went to my family yesterday (they were supposed to come here) and last night got to sleep in our own beds.  It was nice. 

Right now my wife is going through the fridge throwing out food that went bad.  Lots from freezer too. 
Title: Re: in the dark. Toronto hit with freezing rain, mass power outages
Post by: Oldboy on December 26, 2013, 04:46:56 PM
Right now my wife is going through the fridge throwing out food that went bad.  Lots from freezer too.

Perhaps you should have put all the food outside before you left, as it would have been frozen in the rain!  :P :legit:

Glad you got the power back.  :tup:
Title: Re: in the dark. Toronto hit with freezing rain, mass power outages
Post by: donoreo on December 27, 2013, 01:49:46 PM
There are still 32,000 customers without power.  That is electric accounts which they say equal 2.5 people so still a lot of people without power.  Some have had power go off as branches drop from trees.