Tens of thousands of Ontario residents face another day without power as recovery work continues after last weekend’s violent storm.
Environment Canada said a derecho — a rare widespread storm associated with a series of thunderstorms — was developing near Sarnia, Ontario on Saturday, moving northeast through the province.
Hydro One says nearly 72,760 customers remain in the dark, with those in the Bancroft, Perth and Tweed regions expected to be without power for several days.
Hydro Ottawa says around 53,000 customers are still without power, but most are expected to have power back by Friday.
At least 10 people died and three communities declared states of emergency after Saturday’s storm.
Thousands of trees were downed, power lines were downed and significant property damage was reported in some areas.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on May 26, 2022
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