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Rural residents go powerless all weekend

A lot of people in the rural parts of Timmins spent the weekend camping indoors.

Electricity was out and broken trees were all around outdoors, following the ice storm Thursday night into Friday.

Tim Trevenna lives at Ice Chest Lake.  He says the power went off at about 8:00pm Thursday, came back on at 8:00pm Sunday, but went off again during the night.

“I drove around up and down the lines,” says Trevenna. “There had to be 30 lines broken that I saw and I’ve never seen so many Hydro trucks in one location.”

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Trevenna adds that the area looks like a war zone.

His home didn’t suffer any damage from falling trees, but he’s still being careful walking around outside.

“Yeah. A lot of small branches but there’s some off of those big white pines that probably weigh 150 (or) 200 lbs., so you don’t want to get hit by that.”

When Hydro One expected to restore power kept being updated to later times, as workers got a better handle on how much damage was done.

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