Freezing rain begun to fall on Halton Hils on December 20, 2013. Over 30mm of ice covered the trees and hydro lines. Much of the town was left without power, some households for a day, others for a week. It was the Christmas we'll never forget.
Crews from as far away as Ottawa and Sarnia came to help Halton Hills Hydro and over 100 linemen were working over 16 hour days in freezing temperature for over a week. At this time our community truly came together. People shared their homes with families and friends, and volunteers and local churches organized and brought dinners (including Christmas dinner!) for hydro crews.