"Canada Ice Storm Leaves Crews Scrambling to Restore Power"

"Repair crews are working around the clock to restore electricity to about 500,000 households in Ontario and Quebec after an ice storm snapped branches, brought down power lines and crimped travel in Canada’s two most populous provinces."

"In Toronto, Canada’s biggest city, about 244,000 Toronto Hydro customers were without power as of 3:15 a.m. today, the utility said in a message on Twitter. All streetcar service in the city -- on what would have been one of the year’s busiest shopping days -- was suspended yesterday due to icy power lines, the Toronto Transit Commission said. Street car service was expected to be restored this morning, while the Sheppard and Scarborough RT subway lines remain closed, the commission said."

Frederic Tomesco reports for Bloomberg News December 23, 2013.

Source: Bloomberg, 12/23/2013