Our Christmas festivity and family gathering is ruined this year. I just heard from a few relatives that live outside our region, they can't come over, flights are cancelled and roads are extremely dangerous, especially the ones coming from Toronto are even without power for 24 hours now... this is how it looks like, check the frozen winter gallery snapshot at the link below, it's terrifying!

1 tree down power lines

Power lines and trees are down throughout the city making for a busy day for Toronto Police.

Toronto ice storm: Power outages down by 35%

Mayor Ford says 'we've got a lot of good news' regarding storm recovery

Hydro crews are gradually restoring power to tens of thousands of Toronto customers following a weekend ice storm that coated city roads and sent tree limbs falling onto cars, homes and power lines.

By Monday evening, Toronto Hydro reported that 195,000 customers were still without power, but that figure was only two-thirds the number affected in the city at the height of the storm.

CBC News Posted:

Dec 23, 2013 9:05 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 23, 2013 8:47 PM ET