Gusty Winds Bring Down Wires And Trees In Toronto

Posted: 04/16/2012 9:53 pm Updated: 04/18/2012 7:26 am


Heavy winds knocked down trees and some power lines in Toronto on Monday afternoon and evening, leaving several hundred people without power across the city.


Just after 9 p.m. ET, Environment Canada ended a wind warning for the city, which had lasted for several hours and was in effect for many parts of south-central and eastern Ontario.


After winds were an apparent factor in a truck rollover on Highway 400 on Monday afternoon, the OPP tweeted a warning to motorists to “slow down and drive with caution due to the high winds.”


In Toronto, firefighters were fielding calls about downed wires from the west end to the east end of the city, while Toronto Hydro reported approximately 300 power outages as of Monday night.


Toronto Hydro said customers should call 416-542-8000 to report any outages or downed power lines.


A utility spokesperson told CBC News that extra crews have been called in to help deal with the problems, some of which had been identified in parts of northwest Toronto, in Scarborough and in the Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West area.


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