TORONTO — Thousands of people are without power after a severe thunderstorm swept through much of southern Ontario Sunday evening.
Hydro One’s outage map showed nearly 40,000 customers without power as of midnight Monday.
The utility shows a large outage impacting over 8,000 customers in the Tweed area, a central-eastern Ontario municipality about two hours from Ottawa.
Another outage near Guelph is impacting nearly 3,000.
Environment Canada has issued severe thunderstorm watches for a large swath of southern Ontario, stretching from Brantford to Ottawa to Cornwall and Prescott.
The statements say the thunderstorms brought torrential rain, damaging wind gusts and strong hail.