TORONTO - Toronto Hydro says the number of homes and businesses in the dark has been trimmed to about 3,000 and if all goes well, those customers will likely be back on the grid sometime today.<
That would be just over a week after a fierce ice storm hit Central and Eastern Canada.<
Elsewhere in Ontario, power is still out for about 1,500 homes and businesses.<
Efforts to fully restore power in New Brunswick could be hampered by a storm that’s bringing winds, freezing rain and snow. NB Power says 3,500 customers have yet to be reconnected.<
The utility says most of them could have power by Wednesday, but adds it could take longer depending on the severity of the storm.<
Hydro Quebec says about 380 customers are still without power.