Two Dead and Thousands Without Power After Southern Ontario Storm

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, May 5, 2018
PHOTO:Brian Owsiak

Friday was an active day across Southern Ontario.

High winds and thunderstorms rolled through causing widespread damage, killing two people, and leaving 100,000 without power.

A man in his 50's was killed after trying to clear live wires from the roadway.

Halton Regional Police say a man was killed when a tree fell on two men. The second man was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition.

The strong wind sent debris flying, in some cases lawn furniture on apartment buildings came crashing down to the ground.

PHOTO:Brian Owsiak

Over 100,000 people were left without power due to the strong wind and thunderstorms. In Milton, 12 hydro poles were blown down.

Between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., Toronto fire crews responded to 685 calls.

The high winds forced Pearson Airport to ground all flights. There were also several disruptions for the TTC and GO.

The Team

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