Toronto weather: Power restored after high winds knock out hydro lines
Winds exceeding 80 km/h roared off Lake Ontario Sunday afternoon
A few thousand people in Toronto lost their electricity Sunday after a winter storm brought powerful winds roaring through the city, but power has since been restored.
According to Toronto Hydro, about 2,900 customers in the Mimico area of Etobicoke were in the dark for several hours due to a "very large" downed tree on Lake Shore Boulevard that struck power lines.
The outage extended from Lake Shore to the Gardiner Expressway in the north, and from Park Lawn to Royal York road east to west.
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Forestry crews were called to the scene to remove the tree, paving the way for hydro workers to restore power to the area.
Power has been restored in the North York area (Wilson/Lawrence/Weston/Jane). Thanks for your patience.—@TorontoHydro
There were also several hundred customers without electricity in North York, in the area of Weston Road and Wilson Avenue, in an outage, also caused by a downed tree, that lasted several hours.
Strong winds of more than 80 km/h blew through the city Sunday afternoon, accompanied by rain that turned to snow as temperatures dropped.
The outage affecting the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mimico?src=hash">#Mimico</a> area has been restored. If you are still without power, pls call 416-542-8000. Thanks for your patience!—@TorontoHydro