Thousands of people are without power this morning after severe thunderstorms struck most of southern Ontario Sunday night.
Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the GTA, saying those in the area could see up to 75 millimetres of rainfall and gusts of wind up to 70 km/h.
Hydro One says the company is working to restore power to over 26,000 Ontarians this morning.
Crews are responding to outages caused by severe thunderstorms and heavy rain affecting over 26,000 customers across the province. Crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power. Visit our map for updates: https://t.co/c7Sy0dxEs2 #ONStorm pic.twitter.com/6WL3t23H1n
— Hydro One (@HydroOne) July 25, 2022
Toronto residents were able to have power restored quickly in the middle of the night but residents in smaller communities have to wait much longer.
According to the map on Hydro One’s website, customers living west of Port Dover will have power restored by 1 pm. Meanwhile, several hundred customers living near Havelock, Campbellford, and Springbrook won’t have power restored until at least 4 pm.
The storm was so bad, as one Twitter user points out, it caused heavy damage in areas between Madoc and Kaladar on Highway 7.
— Mapo Dofu (@dofu_mapo) July 25, 2022
Elsewhere, Bloor Street in Toronto experienced flooding.
— noreenmcd (@noreenmcd) July 25, 2022
“We know the situation is very frustrating for those affected and we appreciate your patience and support as we work to get Ontario back online,” says Hydro One.