More than 1,000 in Quebec still without power

(QMI Agency)

(QMI Agency)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:48 PM ET

As things in Ontario and Quebec get back to normal following the pre-Christmas ice storm, Atlantic Canada is facing some harsh weather that could leave more without power.

During a press conference Monday morning, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said there were only 725 Toronto Hydro customers without power, and the hope was to have it all restored by the end of the day.

"The people (of Toronto) taught us the lessons," he said. "I think we did everything possible. It showed people can take care of themselves and come together."

Hydro Quebec reported just over 1,000 customers were still in the dark as of Monday morning. They had planned to have all the power restored by Sunday night but strong winds led to downed branches and more outages. The company hopes to have everyone's power back on by New Year's Day, before a cold front hits the province.

The struggles continue in Atlantic Canada, with a chance of things getting worse this week before they get better.

NB Power officials said 3,600 homes and businesses were still without power Monday, but after another winter storm left some of the province under 30 cm of snow with more on the way, the restoration process has slowed.

Additional crews from other Maritime provinces, Quebec and the U.S. have been dispatched to help.