Last year in Toronto there was a pretty big storm in the winter. Lots of rain, followed by a night of temperatures going down to -20 degrees Celsius, resulted in entire communities covered in ice. Power went down, trees went down, people got hungry.
I know people who've had their power gone for upwards a week before Hydro got it back up. One block would be completely lit; the next totally dark. People died from carbon monoxide poisoning whilst cooking with gas stoves that produced the compound.
This was all right before Christmas and Christmas Eve. It was pretty major for a large city, but thankfully most of the city recovered by February of this year.
Here's hoping another major ice storm doesn't hit again this year.