Hundreds Of Torontonians Are Still Without Power After Last Night's Storm
Over 300 residents are without power.
Things got a little messy in the 6ix on Wednesday afternoon. A Toronto power outage left hundreds of residents without electricity, and the issue is still being resolved. City workers have been tasked with cleaning up one of the biggest messes we've seen since summer started as reports of flooded basements and downed wires continue to come in.
Toronto Hydro tweeted out on Thursday morning that most of the power outages were linked to downed wires, which the corporation warned were dangerous.
"There are approximately 350 customers who still remain without power following yesterday's storm. These outages are mostly related to downed powerlines. We remind customers to stay back at least 10m from any downed wires. We appreciate your patience," read a tweet from the hydro company.
It is also being reported that crews are still hard at work trying to put the city back together in the aftermath of the chaotic weather.
"Crews continue to respond to safety emergencies & scattered outages this morning. If you're currently experiencing an outage that you don't see on our outage map or you spot an electrical emergency (like wires down), please call our dispatch team directly."
Anyone who found themselves driving through Toronto yesterday probably thought they had ended up on the set of a disaster movie.
The flooded streets, high winds, and pouring rain created quite the scene on Wednesday afternoon.
It got so bad that The Weather Network even warned of the
While the storm is over, Environment Canada is still warning residents of an ongoing
"Daytime high temperatures in excess of 30 degrees Celsius, with humidex values in the high thirties to low forties, are expected this week. Overnight lows near 20 degrees Celsius are also expected through this period, providing little relief from the heat," read a statement from the weather agency.
Luckily, a slightly cooler air mass is expected to hit Ontario this weekend, so we may get a small break from the heat.