Oct 30, 2012

By Scott Walker

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Some 32,000 Toronto residents are without power this morning as hydro crews work to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Strong winds knocked down trees and power lines overnight, leaving many people trying to assess the state of the damage in the dark.

One woman was killed when she was hit by a Staples sign that was blown  off its pedestal at  St. Clair and Keele.

The wind warning has been discontinued and it will be business as usual today for most people. The City of Toronto is telling employees it’s a normal work day. The Toronto District School Board says schools are open.

But air travel is still being affected. Porter Airlines has canceled all flights out of Billy Bishop airport this morning. And there are many delays at Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

Some schools are closed for the day because the power is out. There will be no classes at D. A. Morrison, East York Collegiate, East York Alternative, Parkside, Oak Park, Jesse Ketchum, Keele Street Public, West Preparatory, Owen Public, Andrew’s Junior High, C.R. Marchant, Weston Collegiate, Memorial, Westmount,  Hilltop, and Rippleton.

Some private schools are also closed: Durham College and UOIT joint campus at the north location, Royal St. George’s College in the Annex, Hillcrest Progressive, Crestwood Upper and Lower, and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.


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