Residents in Perth East, North Perth, Huron East and Wellington County are still reading by candlelight.

Hydro One is working hard to restore their power as soon as possible.

Stratford was spared the worst of the hydro problems.

Stratford Mayor Dan Mathieson says this has enabled Festival Hydro workers to get out there and help Hydro One in the troubled areas.

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Mathieson also credits some forward-thinking by Festival Hydro a few years ago for Stratford faring well in recent ice storms.

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He also had nothing but praise for the road crews that were out ahead of the storm and were able to keep on top of it.

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There’s no word yet on when power will be restored.