The townships of South Stormont and North Stormont have established warming centres where those without power can go to warm up and grab a coffee/bite to eat.
NORTH STORMONT WARMING CENTRE: The lobby at the Finch Arena has been opened as a warming centre for residents without power who might be looking for a quick way to beat this chilly temps this morning.
SOUTH STORMONT WARMING CENTRE: The Masonic Lodge will be open at 8:30 for anyone that would like to come and warm up. We have coffee and toast come join us. Everyone welcome.
Below is a statement from Cornwall Electric:
April 6, 2023 (Cornwall, Ontario) – Following the freezing rain and lightning storms on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, Cornwall Electric experienced significant damage with approximately 11,000 customers without power at its peak. Crews have worked through the night and will continue to work to restore power today.
As of Thursday, at 8:30 am, there are still 665 customers without power, Cornwall Electric’s internal crews, along with lines and tree trimming contractors and crews from other local utilities, have joined to assist with the power restoration efforts. We will continue to work into the evening (Thursday) to make every effort to restore all power today.
The safety of our crews and the community remains our number one priority. Please remain clear of any down power lines and report it to our Power Outage line at 1-844-701-WIRE (9473).