WORLD NEWS – CALIFORNIA – Strong winds hit Toronto and GTA, causing trees and power lines to fall


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Toronto and the GTA were hit by a short but intense storm on Sunday, as strong winds knocked down power lines and trees.

Multiple power outages were reported as police urged people to stay home and off the road on Sunday afternoon..

Environment Canada previously issued a wind warning in regions of southern Ontario that included GTA. They said they expected winds of between 90 and 110 km / h.

Toronto Hydro said in a tweet: « We are currently experiencing multiple interruptions throughout the city due to the windstorm, including ones at the eastern end. ». “We are responding as quickly and safely as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Likewise, regional police services report damage due to weather. Halton Police have reported more than 30 tree fall and road blocking incidents throughout the Halton District.

« Dozens of road closures have taken place. They said if there’s no compelling reason to drive now, please don’t.

Peel Regional Police confirmed the same, adding that there are « so many (weather-related events) that we cannot share. ». These signals included turning off traffic lights, falling power lines, and “debris across the road (roads)” in addition to multiple cars colliding..

Temperatures are expected to be cooler early next week with 4 ° C on Monday and 3 ° C on Tuesday.

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