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Time Lapse Tuesday: The Toronto ice storm

By Suzanne Leonard
Weather Broadcaster
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 3:56 PM

An historic ice storm hit the Greater Toronto Area on December 21st and 22nd, 2013. Crippling power outages continued for days as temperatures plummeted, forcing thousands of families out of their homes for Christmas.

A frontal boundary with abundant moisture stalled over the area, combining with cold surface temperatures to produce prolonged freezing rain.

The hardest hit areas were along the north shore of Lake Ontario. At the peak of the storm over 300,000 customers were without power in Toronto alone. 

Today, we look back at this famous weather event, as seen through the lens of Gavin Heffernan.

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