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Ice storm clean-up enters final phase

City Hall says crews will start removing debris from sidewalks on Friday

As of Monday night, there were still 780 Toronto Hydro customers without power. 

Most of them, 490, had to hire electricians to do repairs on their property so Hydro could re-energize the line going into a home or business. 

Hydro crews were also trying to re-string lines to 290 customers. 

These are the tough cases where they can't get cherry pickers in so the repair crews have to climb hydro poles and trees to do the job.

Officials at City Hall say tree debris removal will begin on Friday and weather permitting, that should take about 8 weeks.

Homeowners are asked to place their tree debris on the curb or the boulevard by Thursday but keep a path clear so people can walk by or get by on mobility units.

If you have a big tree limb or a fallen tree on your private property, do not put it out at the curb. 

You'll have to hire a private contractor to haul it away.

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