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In Pictures: Hundreds of thousands still without power after devastating ice storm

About 385,000 hydro customers still in the dark across eastern Canada and many will continue to be until after Christmas and possibly the weekend

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A Cabbagetown resident ducks under a fallen tree on Wellesley St. following the weekend ice storm in Toronto, Ontario, Monday December 23, 2013.

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Toronto Hydro employees remove tree branches from downed hydro wires before doing repairs in the area in Toronto on December 23, 2013. Thousands of residents are still without power and tree limbs still litter some thoroughfares following the ice storm on Dec. 22nd.

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Toronto Hydro crews work to restore power to homes in the area of Gainsborough Drive and Gerrard Street in Toronto on December 23, 2013. Thousands of residents are still without power and tree limbs still litter some thoroughfares following the ice storm on Dec. 22nd.

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Travellers line up after dozens of flights were cancelled or delayed by Sunday's ice storm at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Monday December 23, 2013.

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Passengers catch some sleep after dozens of flights were cancelled or delayed by Sunday's ice storm, at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Monday December 23, 2013.

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A Toronto Hydro workman knocks ice off a frozen power line following an ice storm in Toronto, December 23, 2013.

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Ice-encrusted pine cones are seen in Earl Bales Park following an ice storm in Toronto December 23, 2013.

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Along with her two kids (Simon,18 and Ella,14) her sister's family and other relatives, Christina de Jong will be spending Christmas away from her Scarborough home this year. Her home, and her sister's home, lost power as a result of the ice storm that lashed southern Ontario on the weekend.

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Dec. 23 2013, the day after an ice storm lashed sourer Ontario and caused power outages in the affected areas, work crews were again at hand trying to restore power. These Toronto Hydro workers were repairing primary conductors on Queen St. East in the Beach on Dec. 23, 2013.

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A display at the Canadian Tire Express store at 607 Danforth Ave. was cleared of flashlights after an ice storm brought down trees in Toronto this weekend.

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A sign stuck on the front door at the Canadian Tire Express store at 607 Danforth Ave. warns of sold out items such as batteries, flashlights, ice and snow melters and candles etc. after an ice storm brought down trees in Toronto this weekend. Power outages spread across the city with thousands still without power and popular items such as batteries, flashlights, shovels and snow melters were at a premium.

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A tree limb rests on the roof of a car in Toronto, Monday December 23, 2013.

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A car in Toronto’s Cabbagetown neighbourhood was damaged by a falling branch.

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A worker talks with residents in the Gage Park area of Brampton, Ontario, Monday December 23, 2013 following the weekend ice storm which knocked out power to thousands of homes. Crews were busy removing debris from city streets.

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Workers repair power lines on Bayview Ave. in Toronto, Ontario, Monday December 23, 2013 following the weekend ice storm which knocked out power to thousands of homes.

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A resident chips ice from her driveway in Brampton, Ontario, Monday December 23, 2013 following the weekend ice storm which knocked out power to thousands of homes.

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