While Montrealers are dealing with a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain on this last Sunday before Christmas, in Toronto, they're dealing with an ice storm — the kind that knocks large tree branches down and leaves hundreds of thousands of people without power.
Ontario power authorities are reporting more than 250,000 in southern Ontario are without power — a number they say could grow as the winds pick up.
They also say it could take about 72 hours to fully restore power, which means crews will be racing to get everyone hooked back up by Christmas Day.
Streetcar service in Toronto shut down for a time because of ice on the wires, and some subway and commuter train traffic has been halted.
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