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About 200,000 people are left without electricity in Ontario

Thousands of people in Ontario face power outages due to high-speed wind sweeping through parts of the province

Key Takeaway:

  • The local power company said crews responded to outages affecting over 200,000 consumers.
  • Strong winds gusting to 90 or 100 kilometers per hour have caused broken poles and fallen trees on lines.

The local power company said crews responded to outages affecting over 200,000 consumers. Strong winds gusting to 90 or 100 kilometers per hour have caused broken poles and fallen trees on lines.

Thousands of people in Ontario face power outages due to high-speed wind sweeping through parts of the province. Image: aninews

Thousands of people in Ontario face power outages due to high-speed wind sweeping through parts of the province, the local power company said on Saturday (local time). Hydro One said crew members were responding to a power cut affecting over 200,000 consumers as strong winds gusting up to 90 or 100 kilometers per hour have caused broken poles and fallen trees on lines.

“Over 200,000 citizens are without power as the storm continues. We expect citizens in the hardest-hit central, south & eastern to be without electricity overnight. As soon as it’s safe, more crews members will be on their way to help. We appreciate everyone’s patience,” Hydro One stated.

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The government’s weather agency and Environment Canada has issued a warning for the Canadian province, saying a cold front will sweep through southern Ontario Saturday afternoon and evening, bringing strong winds gusting to 100 mph. It warned the residents to be ready for possible outages and potential damages in their neighborhood.

“Damage to buildings, such as to roof silt and windows, might occur. The statement said that high winds might toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break,” the statement said.

The power company said that outages and the damage are essential, and it expects customers in the hardest-hit areas to be without electricity overnight.

“While crew members continue to restore power and respond to any emergencies, we feel more outages will occur until winds subside,” Hydro One said in an alert on its website.

Source-CTV News

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