THUNDER BAY – Across Ontario high winds are impacting power lines. There are power outages across the province. In the Thunder Bay district, there are currently 825 customers without power at this time. The expected time for restoration is 11:45 pm.
Hydro One reports, the utility is “Responding to a significant number of outages across South Western Ontario caused by an intense high wind storm as forecasted. The storm is expected to continue to affect south, central and eastern Ontario bringing freezing rain, rain, heavy snow along with 80-115 km/h gusting winds through Sunday and Monday. North and west of Sudbury can expect to see blizzard-like conditions during this time. Crews and support staff across areas predicted to be the hardest hit are in a position to respond to any outages as quickly and as safely as possible.
Important Note: Hwy 11 from Cochran to Longlac is currently closed due to blizzard conditions. All Kapuskasing Hydro One crews have been taken off the road in this region. Power restoration efforts will resume when conditions improve allowing the highway to reopen.
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. For outage information on the move, download the free mobile app. Customers can also sign up in advance for text or email notifications at www.hydroone.com/outages.