Strong winds wreaked havoc in the Greater Toronto Area on Sunday, knocking down trees and causing blackouts.
Toronto and surrounding areas are subject to a wind warning as a cold front moves across the area.
Environment Canada said the system is expected to bring « very strong southerly winds with gusts of 90 to 110 kilometers per hour. ».
The meteorological agency said the damaging winds were expected to continue until Sunday night. Conditions will improve by Monday morning.
Fire Chief Matthew Page said firefighting crews are responding to a number of accidents, including collapsed power lines and elevator rescue operations..
Hydro One said more than 217,000 customers across the province were without power as of 5:30 p.m.. M. An official spokesman said Southwestern and Central Ontario was badly affected by the storm.
Some CP24 viewers have submitted photos of the damage caused by the storm. Gusty winds blew over rooftops, backyard fences, trampolines and gazebos.
GTA Police Services also reported falling trees and debris on the roads, which caused some traffic problems.
Bell Police said strong winds blew off the HVAC unit from the roof of a warehouse in Mississauga..
Police said a traffic light had been displaced and it hung dangerously over the intersection of Derry Road East and Tomken Road. .
« We see problems all over the region, in both Mississauga and Brampton, » Kunst said.. . Achilles Moken.
“Chaos is the word I might use to describe what’s happening on the roads now with wind damage.
Motorists are urged to treat the intersection as an all-in-one stop if traffic lights are turned off.
« The weather definitely causes some problems for the pedestrian motorists out there, » Mocken said..
So if you don’t have to travel, either by car or on foot, we encourage you to stay home.
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