Post-Sandy: Power Restored For Most In Toronto

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Toronto hydro workers overlook the damage in Toronto on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 as power lines were down after superstorm Sandy hit the city late Monday night causing power outages. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette | CP

The lights are back on for most Toronto residents who were left without power in the wake of Monday’s massive wind storm.

About 500 Toronto customers were waiting for power to be restored Wednesday afternoon, down from a peak of about 60,000 in the city who lost power at the height of the storm.

The outages were caused by high winds as Toronto was hit by the remnants of superstorm Sandy, a Hurricane that caused widespread damage where it made landfall along the U.S. Atlantic coast, leaving 55 dead.

James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School near Finch Avenue West and Keele Street remains without power and will stay closed Wednesday. All schools in the Toronto District School are open for classes Wednesday.

Air travel from Toronto, particularly to New York, Washington, Boston and other eastern U.S. destinations remains difficult.

Porter Airlines has cancelled its flights to those destinations and about 15 per cent of the flights departing Pearson airport are cancelled, most of those are departures to New York, Washington and Boston.

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