Province gives update on Sandy aftermath
At the peak of superstorm Sandy, 150,000 people in Ontario were in the dark.
By early afternoon, more than half of those hydro customers got their power back.
The energy minister held a press conference this afternoon to give an update on the aftermath of the storm in the province.
He says crews working extra hours to get everyone's power back on and he expects most people to be out of the dark by tomorrow.
Chris Bentley says the province has not had to call in for outside help.
"It's all been Ontario crews," Bentley says, "and they've been dealing very quickly, very efficiently with the issues as they arise."
He says there are still risks for danger with downed wires and parents should be extra careful with their trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.
Allison Stuart, chief of emergency management Ontario, is thanking the public for listening to the message from officials.
She says they were not "foolhardy" as some people can be in these circumstances.
"Just in terms of the natural inclination to see what's going on," Stuart says. "Leaving your house, going down to the end of your street may be foolhardy, depending on the circumstance. But people were very vise. People took proper precautions."
She says that allowed the first responders to focus on the emergency itself.
Bentley started the press conference with thoughts and prayers for the Toronto woman who was killed during the storm when she was hit with debris from a Staples store sign.