Severe weather system is hitting southern Ontario, leaving thousands without power

TORONTO – A severe weather system that hammered southern Ontario with heavy rain, thunder and wind on Tuesday left more than 27,000 people without power and caused significant damage in some areas.

Environment Canada issued a thunderstorm warning in most of southern Ontario ahead of an intense weather wave that had the potential to bring 100 km / h wind, heavy hail and lightning.

Hydro One said after the storm more than 27,000 people was left without power.

“Crews have been dispatched and will restore power as quickly and safely as possible,” said Hydro One.

Toronto Hydro also sent crews after city outages, but said most of the power was restored around noon.

Meanwhile, video posted online shows a possible tornado near Lucknow, just south of Port Elgin. There are reports of extensive damage in the area.

The potential tornado has not been confirmed by Enviorment Canada.

The Saugeen Shores Police Service tweeted Tuesday night that they had experienced a “significant weather event” and that many power lines are down in the area.

The thunderstorm warning for Toronto ended just before noon. 20.00

Toronto Pearson also warned travelers about the storm Tuesday, saying the weather system could cause flight delays.

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