1,300 Hamilton customers still without power: Horizon
Company says full service to be restored by end of Sunday
Thousands of Hamiltonians were still without electricity in their homes on Sunday morning, roughly 36 hours after a wild summer storm toppled trees and downed power lines across southern Ontario.
As of 11:30 a.m., about 1,300 customers in Hamilton were still without power, down from 20,000 early on Saturday morning, said Neil Freeman, a spokesperson for Horizon Utilities, in a statement.
"We made significant progress over last night, but it's not an easy process," Freeman told CBC Hamilton earlier on Sunday.
The company said most of the remaining outages are located in "small locals pockets" across the city and estimates regular service will be restored by 11 p.m. on Sunday.
Friday's thunderstorms, experienced across much of the province, capped off a week of 30-plus-degree heat in the city. During the storms, Environment Canada issued tornado watches and warnings for many regions in southern Ontario, including Hamilton, but no tornadoes were reported to have touched down.
Many Hamiltonians posted pictures of the aftermath to social media. Here's what they saw: