Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Thousands Remain without Electricity in Wake of Powerful Wind Storm

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Thousands Remain without Electricity in Wake of Powerful Wind Storm

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Thousands in the dark after fierce wind storm

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TORONTO - Hydro repair crews continue restoring electricity to thousands of homes and businesses affected by a powerful wind storm that raked Ontario Wednesday.

The Hydro One outage map showed about 38,000 outages by early Thursday, down from a peak of about 88,000. Some areas were not expected to have power back until about 5 p.m.

The strong wind also caused multiple outages in western Quebec. Hydro Quebec was dealing with more than 55,000 outages as of 4 a.m., primarily in the suburbs south of Montreal.

Environment Canada says wind gusts topped 100 kilometres per hour in Port Colborne on the Lake Erie shoreline. Gusts in the upper 90s were recorded in Hamilton, Brockville and at both the Pearson International and Toronto's Billy Bishop airports. …

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