Wind storm knocks out power in Cornwall’s north end

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By Nick Seebruch
Wind storm knocks out power in Cornwall’s north end

CORNWALL, Ontario – There are 1,100 residents who are without power in Cornwall’s north end as of 11:50 a.m. this morning (Nov. 1).

The cause of the outage is not yet known, but it is believed to be related to the strong wind storm blowing across much of south eastern Ontario and Quebec.

“Southwesterly wind gusts near 90 km/h are expected this morning and will weaken later this morning,” reads a Weather Warning from Environment Canada. “Damaging winds may bring down tree limbs. Power outages are possible. Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.”

Time to restore power to the customers in Cornwall’s north end is not yet known by Cornwall Electric.

Earlier in the morning, Cornwall Electric Regional Manager Jacqueline Baird stated that five telephone poles were knocked down because of the wind and had cut power to only a few dozen residents in the city.

For rural customers, as of 12:05 p.m., Hydro One was not showing any outages on their coverage map.

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