Wind gusts rip through GTA causing power outages in west end

2,000 still without power

A severe windstorm that toppled trees and downed power lines left thousands without power in the GTA Monday night.

Gusts topped 100 km/hr in some locations, Toronto Police issued a warning, cautioning the public to avoid traveling during the severe weather.

Tanya Bruckmueller-Wilson, the media representative for Hydro One, said that at its peak over 10,000 customers were effected, mostly in the west end of Toronto.

“Yes, this was a severe outage but we are currently restoring power to those still affected,” Bruckmueller-Wilson said. “There are around 2,000 customers left without power but half of those will be restored by the end of the day with the rest worked on at a case by case basis.”

Bruckmueller-Wilson also stressed that safety is Hydro One’s top priority.

“If there are any wires down, stay clear and let Toronto Hydro know as soon as possible,” she said.

To contact Toronto Hydro One, call 1-416-542-8000 or visit their website at torontohydro.com