Freezing rain storm knocks out power in Cannington area

The freezing rain storm that has blanketed much of Ontario since Sunday (Dec. 29) afternoon has begun to knock out power.

According to Hydro One, crews are responding to more than 200 outages across the province, including some in Kawartha Lakes and Brock.

Close to 4,000 customers were without power in Lindsay as of 11 a.m., while roughly 500 customers have been impacted in the Beaverton and Cannington areas.

Other small outages have been reported in both Uxbridge and the rural areas of Kawartha Lakes.

“Hydro One crews are responding to outages as quickly and safely as possible. The second band of freezing rain is moving across central and eastern Ontario and is expected to switch to rain in the southern areas and snow for regions further north later today. Some areas may also experience high winds,” reads a notice from the company.

“If outages occur, an estimated time of restoration will be determined for each incident once damage has been assessed. Our outage tools will be updated every 10 minutes as information comes in from the crews on-site. We prioritize emergencies and restoration in a way that brings power back to the largest number of customers in the shortest period of time.”

For more information, visit the Hydro One Storm Centre.

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