TRANSCRIPT: Hurricane Sandy hits Toronto live blog

Real-time coverage from CityNews & 680News as the effects of Hurricane Sandy hit Southern Ontario and the greater Toronto area.

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    by edited by erin.criger 10/30/2012 9:29:28 AM
  • Here's what we know right now:

    It looks like we're through the worst of the storm, with the east end of Toronto bearing the brunt of the damage. The strongest winds hit overnight, between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m.

    However, Toronto Hydro is still reporting blackouts in pockets across the city, with the greatest concentration in the Willowdale, East York, Dufferin/St. Clair and High Park areas.

    In some cases, power may not be restored until Wednesday or even Thursday, Toronto Hydro warned.

    Hydro One says thousands are also without power across the province.

    A woman was killed in west Toronto when part of a sign came loose in high winds and struck her in the head. The death toll so far is at least 16 in the United States, 1 here in Toronto and 60 in the Caribbean.

    Sandy, now classified as a post-tropical cyclone, made landfall on the coast of New Jersey around 8 p.m. Monday.

    Environment Canada has lifted a wind warning for the GTA, including Toronto. Earlier, strong gusts toppled traffic lights, poles, and trees.

    To report fallen trees, call the city at 311. To report power outages, call Toronto Hydro at 416-542-8000.
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