Thousands in southern Ontario hit with power outages after severe thunderstorm


TORONTO — Thousands of people are without power after a severe thunderstorm swept through much of southern Ontario Sunday evening.

Hydro One’s outage map showed nearly 40,000 customers without power as of midnight Monday.

The utility shows a large outage impacting over 8,000 customers in the Tweed area, a central-eastern Ontario municipality about two hours from Ottawa.

Another outage near Guelph is impacting nearly 3,000.

Environment Canada has issued severe thunderstorm watches for a large swath of southern Ontario, stretching from Brantford to Ottawa to Cornwall and Prescott.

The statements say the thunderstorms brought torrential rain, damaging wind gusts and strong hail.



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