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(CBC)   Ice-storm devastates Toronto. Rob Ford has his crack recovery team on high alert   (cbc.ca) divider line 67
    More: Scary, Rob Ford, Toronto, North Yorks, community centre, Environment Canada, a.m. Monday, tree branches, Greater Toronto Area  
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2013-12-23 05:39:30 PM

Jacksplatt: Dat Bend. Seriously those trees are normally straight. Here's a link to more pics from Cambridge Ontario which is nowhere near The big suck  http://www.flickr.com/photos/jadicoo/sets/72157638935681725/


Nice to see my home town represented.
 
2013-12-23 05:44:43 PM

gaslight: Doubtless Ford will try to turn this into his Falkland Islands.


He's going to get his ass kicked by the British Navy?
 
2013-12-23 06:07:36 PM

JasonOfOrillia: It's been a slippery couple of days.  I got off lucky with no power loss.  Lots of my neighbours are in tricky situations.


Same here. Somehow, the local power lines have held. I'm hotbunking a couple of North Yorkers and Scarberians tonight, because they'll otherwise end up as a footnote in a Jack London story.

I have to think that the magical logic guess here is that my fully functional Honda genset, a week's worth of gas and food and liquor, and a shelf full of battery flashlights and candles may have averted the power loss...but that would be magical logic guessing.
 
2013-12-23 06:09:16 PM

homarjr: The DVP looked awesome this morning with all the trees covered in ice. The roads are fine.

Most people have their power back by now.

I'm not sure what "state of emergency" really means though. It sounds expensive. I'm sure that the city is working 24/7 to get people back to where they need to be. If an emergency is declared, what happens?

Also - Ford is the (apparent) mayor of Toronto. Isn't most of this happening outside of the city?


Nope, the worst hit area is huge and runs between Bloor and (nearly) Steeles. The downtown is mostly OK...for a change.

My sis in Newmarket had her lights flicker, but she never got freezing rain...it was just snow up there.
 
2013-12-23 06:10:31 PM

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"Dammit, can I go home now?"


Look, another "come-to-Jesus" moment.

Too bad it wasn't the rapidly approaching fatal stroke.
 
2013-12-23 06:25:23 PM

Valiente: JasonOfOrillia: It's been a slippery couple of days.  I got off lucky with no power loss.  Lots of my neighbours are in tricky situations.

Same here. Somehow, the local power lines have held. I'm hotbunking a couple of North Yorkers and Scarberians tonight, because they'll otherwise end up as a footnote in a Jack London story.

I have to think that the magical logic guess here is that my fully functional Honda genset, a week's worth of gas and food and liquor, and a shelf full of battery flashlights and candles may have averted the power loss...but that would be magical logic guessing.


It was only strolling around my area that I realized how localized a lot of these outages were.  There are plenty of indivitual houses or just parts of streets which are without power.  No wonder it's going to take a while to get everyone hooked back up.

I have some vague fantasies of what I would do in that situation.  I really wish I had a fireplace or woodstove or something.  That would keep the pipes from freezing.
 
2013-12-23 06:50:23 PM

ElStreak: gaslight: Doubtless Ford will try to turn this into his Falkland Islands.

He's going to get his ass kicked by the British Navy?


Over lunch one day, he'll take a cruiser with all hands.
 
2013-12-23 07:09:23 PM
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No.  No we don't have power.

/Weston, Toronto.
 
2013-12-23 07:28:56 PM
Ford is a class "A" moron.
A state of emergency needs to be called and he won't do it because he don't want to lose control.
Problem is that he already lost control when the city council stripped him of "special" powers.
Like if he declares a "state of emergency" the power of the mayor's office is transferred to the deputy mayor.

Meanwhile many citizens of Toronto are heading into a third day without power. Homes, businesses, medical facilities - all without power. There are streets lights and intersections without power as well.
Nice work Robbie. Just another mistake that will guarantee a loss in the next election.
 
2013-12-23 07:30:08 PM

Plastic Trash Vortex:  He could eat a baby on live tv and his supporters would be able to justify it with a straight face. "Probably one of them elitist librul downtown babies, anyway."


He is Canada's Phil Robertson.
 
2013-12-23 10:37:56 PM

random97: Ford is a class "A" moron.

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You could have just stopped there.
 
2013-12-23 10:42:22 PM

Valiente: homarjr: The DVP looked awesome this morning with all the trees covered in ice. The roads are fine.

Most people have their power back by now.

I'm not sure what "state of emergency" really means though. It sounds expensive. I'm sure that the city is working 24/7 to get people back to where they need to be. If an emergency is declared, what happens?

Also - Ford is the (apparent) mayor of Toronto. Isn't most of this happening outside of the city?

Nope, the worst hit area is huge and runs between Bloor and (nearly) Steeles. The downtown is mostly OK...for a change.

My sis in Newmarket had her lights flicker, but she never got freezing rain...it was just snow up there.


The spirea I posted up thread lives near Green Lane and Main St. N..  Newmarket got ice.
 
2013-12-23 11:02:08 PM
Havn't played street hockey in a while at least...


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2013-12-23 11:05:46 PM
Was out in my apartment in Richmond Hill for 36 hours. Probably longer, but I had to get downtown to catch a train to London. The trees which downed a power line had still not been dealt with even after a day and a half.
 
2013-12-23 11:11:10 PM
CSB: On Sunday I worked at the only grocery store in the area which had power. Of course it was busy as hell considering the extraordinary situation, but one self centered coont wanted us to exchange her ice cream because she "thought" it melted too much while waiting in line.

/we did it too, because the company is too chickenshiat to put stupid people in their place
 
2013-12-24 10:58:48 AM

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No.  No we don't have power.

/Weston, Toronto.


Holy. Sh*t. It comes across as hollow, but I hope you and your family are safe. Seeing that 100 amp line on the ground makes my balls crawl up.
 
2013-12-24 04:48:01 PM
Hm. Looks like we haven't had a state of emergency declared here. At least, not a statewide one. Not for the ice storm, anyway.

Just got power back today. It's been ugly. Or, well, as ugly as a widespread ice storm can be. (The ice itself is gorgeous. Just not the mess it makes.) Between a mostly-working a generator and nearby family who didn't lose electricity, we've been lucky. Best wishes for a warm holiday to everyone who's still without power.
 
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