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Numerous Power Outages Around Our Region This Morning

Brockville – There are numerous power outages around our region this morning from the high winds that hit the region last night.

Hydro One says crews are responding to significant power outages caused by extreme winds with gusts of over 100 kilometres per hour that swept through the province Saturday afternoon into late in the evening.

Significant damage has been reported, including broken poles, fallen trees and hazardous road conditions. Due to the severity of the damage, we are bringing in staff from other areas not affected by the storm to assist with assessing damaging and restoring power.

Customers can report their outage by texting WATTS (92887), online, through the company’s outage map and app, or by calling 1-800-434-1235.

Our outage tools are updated every 10 minutes as information comes in from crews on the ground. An estimated time of restoration will be determined for each outage once the damage has been assessed. Hydro One Storm Centre 

Be sure to stay clear of any fallen power lines. If you spot a fallen line, keep at least 10 meters back, even if it does not appear to be live. Report it to the police and call Hydro One at 1-800-434-1235.