Thousands without power as fierce winds lash southern Ontario


Strong winds are impacting southern Ontario this evening. Some areas have seen wind gusts in excess of 100 km/h.


Hydro One crews are responding to significant power outages across the region. There are over 100,000 customers without power.


Damage is widespread. There have been reports of downed trees, poles, and some infrastructure damage.


Wind gusts as of 6:30 pm

  • Cobourg 91 km/h

  • Kingston Airport 90 km/h

  • Lagoon City 77 km/h

  • Point Petre 130 km/h

  • Port Colborne 113 km/h

  • Toronto Pearson Int'l Airport 96 km/h

  • Western Islands 92 km/h


The winds will diminish overnight.