Toronto residents unhappy with city's response to ice storm

David Rampersad, of Scarborough, holds eight-year-old Cierra — one of the reasons he could not...

David Rampersad, of Scarborough, holds eight-year-old Cierra — one of the reasons he could not leave his home after power was knocked out last Sunday. Rampersad says the political representatives have not done enough to make sure people are safe as temperatures plunged, especially the elderly who stayed home for their pets. (Antonella Artuso/QMI Agency)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 9:31 PM ET

More Torontonians could lose power with higher winds and melting snow posing a further risk to the hydro system over the next day, Mayor Rob Ford says.

And parents were warned to make sure their children don’t play under trees because more branches could still fall.

In an update Friday, Ford said 32,000 Toronto Hydro customers remained without power for a sixth day, forcing 450 people into warming shelters the previous evening.

“Our biggest concern is tonight we might have wind gusts over 40 km/hr,” Ford said.

Ford provided the latest information on the storm response.

Warming centres remained open but Lawrence Heights Middle School’s centre was relocated to the Lawrence Heights Community Centre.

East York Collegiate’s warming centre has been closed, but residents can access the Matty Eckler Community Centre at Gerrard St. E. and Pape Ave.

“We still have 90 intersections that do not have power,” Ford said.

Spoiled food can be put out b


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