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1,000 without power in Lambton Shores after powerful storm blows through region

Hydro crews are working to restore power to 1,000 customers in Lambton Shores after a major storm downed trees and caused flooding on Saturday evening.

Hydro crews are working to restore power

A web cam set up by the Grand Bend Yacht Club captured flooding in the harbour as a storm moved through Lambton Shores on Saturday evening. (Grand Bend Yacht Club/gbyc.ca)

Hydro crews are working to restore power to 1,000 customers in Lambton Shores after a major storm downed trees and caused flooding on Saturday evening.

The weather system brought high winds and heavy rains to communities across southwestern Ontario.

Three hydro poles and six transformers were damaged in Lambton Shores, according to Hydro One, which said 1,000 customers in the municipality were still without power as of Sunday morning.

There is no timeline for when power will be restored but the utility said crews are working to do so as quickly and as safely as possible.

Dark clouds rolled into Grand Bend from across Lake Huron as the storm approached on Saturday evening. (Supplied by Mike Flaherty)

Flooding caught on camera

In Grand Bend, at the northern edge of the municipality, rising waters flooded the harbour while wind gusts of up to 100 kilometres an hour snapped tree trunks and limbs.

Footage from the Grand Bend Yacht Club harbour web cam shows the water had receded as of Sunday morning.

Storm chasers flocked to the area to take in the system, with many people sharing photos and video on social media.

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