Toronto still dealing with handful of power outages following Wednesday's storm
Toronto Hydro says crews are working to fix smaller outages affecting about 68 customers, following a Wednesday storm that lashed the city with strong winds and heavy rain.
As of Thursday night, Toronto Hydro said it had dealt with nearly all customers affected by the storm and have restored all the large outages.
The utility said crews must prioritize public safety issues first, then work backwards from the biggest outages to the smallest.
"While this is a difficult and frustrating situation for customers still without power, we ask that when customers see our crews working in their area to please stay back and give them space to perform their work," Toronto Hydro said in a media release.
The brief but powerful storm uprooted trees around the city and even caused some flooding inside the Eaton Centre.
An estimated 16,500 customers were without power at the height of the storm.
Toronto Hydro said it could not provide an estimated restoration time due to the "significant damage."
Damage from the storm also caused some diversions and delays on the TTC, but those routes have resumed normal service.
Shuttle buses were running on the usual 512 streetcar route between St. Clair and St. Clair West stations due to downed trees on Bathurst Street early Thursday.