"We have more than 1,400 employees working to safely restore power," the company tweeted. "300 employees cancelled their vacations to support restoration efforts."
Despite the progress, Haines warned people that power might not be back in time for Wednesday.
"I'm not expecting, at this point, to have everything cleared up by Christmas day," he said. Veridian said the outages are concentrated in heavily treed areas such as Pickering, Ajax, Bowmanville, Newcastle and Port Hope.
Many residential streets throughout the Greater Toronto Area remained littered with downed trees, icy wires, and branches that snapped under the weight of 20 to 30 millimetres of freezing rain that fell during the ice storm.
York University also announced Sunday night that it is suspending its operations until Jan. 2 because of the ongoing weather situation. The university said exams scheduled for Nike Air Max 90 Womens Size 6.5 Dec. 23 would be rescheduled on Jan. 11.
declaration, he would heed his advice.
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"My caution continues to be my caution," Haines said. "Let's really plan for the worst. I am encouraged in the progress we have made today, obviously. The fact that we're now beginning to see some help come Nike Air Max 90 2015 Womens Price
Haines was asked about the issue at the news conference and he said he couldn't comment on the city's decision. However, he explained Toronto Hydro is already operating at an emergency level. He said a declaration by the city would not affect Toronto Hydro's response.
Cleanup crews are working around the clock to restore power to hundreds of thousands of customers across the Greater Toronto Area who have been told it could be Christmas before they get electricity at home.
Toronto Hydro CEO Anthony Haines called the storm "catastrophic" early Sunday. Monday afternoon, Haines continued to stress the severity of the situation.
Toronto's Emergency Medical Services Chief Paul Raftis also said that paramedic response would not change if the city decided to make the declaration. He said EMS is already an emergency service Air Max 90 Lime Green
"We are not in a state of emergency. I'm not going to panic people for no reason," he said early Monday morning during an interview with CP24 Breakfast. "We're getting things done."
Reports of any downed wires can be made at 416 542 8000. Emergency officials are warning people not to remove anything themselves because of the potential risk.
in from our sister utilities really makes me feel much more at ease."
"I've got a lot of good news," Ford said. "Water is complete. It's up to full service. The outages we're less than 200,000 now. We're bringing in 100 trucks from Manitoba, Windsor, Mississauga, Ottawa and Michigan. We're going to stay here every day, including Christmas Day, until every light is back on in the city."
"It has to be severe, where residents can't even leave their home, for us to declare a state of emergency," Ford said to reporters at a Monday morning news conference.
and operates as such at all times.
The power outages also affected shopping malls, forcing them to turn away thousands of shoppers who were in need of last minute Christmas gifts. Some malls reopened on Monday but many had yet to resume full operations.
While city officials say the situation is bad, they held off declaring a state of emergency Sunday. Monday afternoon, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said the situation is slowly improving.
Ford said he spoke to Haines personally and was told there was "no need" to declare an emergency. However, he said if Haines wanted him to make the Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Br Neon
Hydro One, which covers a swath of southern Ontario, said approximately 56,000 customers remained without power Monday night.
In Mississauga, roughly 400 customers remain without power Monday afternoon.
The update comes just hours after the mayor said situation across the city did not warrant emergency status.
Haines said Toronto Hydro crews worked in "awful" conditions overnight.
A number of school boards throughout the GTA said child care services that normally run out of school facilities would not be running Monday.
Situation improving across the city: Ford
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