Large portions of the Greater Toronto Area are still without power in the wake of the ice storm that wreaked havoc across the GTA, but some fear that the damage is not yet done.

Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion said she is concerned about the possibility of a wind storm or snow storm, “because if that occurs, we’ll have more branches falling,” she told CTV News on Monday.

About 400 customers in Mississauga and 3,000 in Brampton were without power late Monday, as were about 9,000 customers in York Region. Late Monday, Hydro One said 56,000 of its customers across Ontario still don’t have power. 

Meanwhile, residents of one Brampton neighbourhood banded together on Sunday to clear the street of fallen trees

“The city did nothing, this was all the neighbours,” said one Brampton resident.  “We had chainsaws out, we had some sort of shears and stuff like that. The city hasn’t done any of this.”

Now, residents who are worried about the brittle icy branches falling say they might bring in chainsaws to slice down the remaining trees down.

McCallion advises residents to keep branches on their property if they fall down because it could be a few days before any municipality across the GTA can remove tree branches from the streets.

With a report from CTV Toronto’s Colin D’Mello