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Toronto wind storm causes power outages, delays, and closures (PHOTOS)

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Simran Singh May 04, 2018 4:40 pm 2,925

Toronto is currently under a storm watch and the severe wind conditions have already caused numerous power outages around the city.

Toronto Hydro has alerted the public that it is currently dealing with “high numbers of outages” due to the storm.

“Crews are dispatched to outages, but restoration is affected by the high winds. We’re working as fast as possible but safety is our #1 priority,” the company said on Twitter.

Toronto Pearson airport also tweeted that flight delays are expected as it is currently not safe for ground crews to work outdoors.

Toronto Police have also warned the public of several closures, including various city streets and in High Park.

According to Environment Canada, “wind gusts of up to 110 km/h have been observed in the wake of a cold front moving through the area.”

“Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.”

However, the weather authority notes that the wind will diminish early this evening as a high-pressure ridge moves in.

The storm has caused serious amounts of damage as trees and power lines have fallen. Stay safe out there, Toronto!

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Simran Singh
Simran is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She enjoys writing about culture, society, and politics. In her spare time, she drinks too much coffee and listens to a lot of Beyoncé. Have a story idea? Email her: [email protected]

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