A strong summer storm knocked out power in parts of the GTA on Tuesday.
Large parts of Toronto experienced power outages in the early evening with many tweeting using the #DarkTO hashtag
We're experiencing several outages across the city, mainly in the north & west ends. Please stay tuned for details. #darkto— Toronto Hydro (@TorontoHydro) June 17, 2014
As of 6:50 pm ET, Toronto Hydro's power outage map was showing outages particularly in the west and north of the city.
Shortly after 7:15 pm ET, the Toronto Star estimated that some 23,000 customers across Ontario were without power with 4,400 of these being in Toronto.
Earlier the storm affected the suburb of Markham, Ont.
#Markham Outage Warden s/o 14th Avenue to Steeles affecting 13,100 customers. Report of 7 hydro poles broken and lines on the ground.— PowerStream Inc. (@PowerStreamNews) June 17, 2014
The storm also knocked out power and did damage to homes outside of the GTA. The town of Angus was reportedly hit by a tornado.
London, Ont. and Hamilton also reported sporadic outages earlier on Thursday.
Power outage in East Hamilton Strathearne to Parkdale / Dunsmure to Barton - ETA restore of 3:30pm. Weather related pic.twitter.com/ZlvF3F7ju9— Joey Coleman (@JoeyColeman) June 17, 2014
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