Although we are now in mid-April, it looks like Mother Nature hasn't gotten the spring memo. An Ontario storm wreaked havoc on the province on Monday, bringing snow, strong winds and even flooding. Thousands were left without power throughout the day, and multiple videos have appeared online of downed trees and waterlogged driveways.
The night before, at around 9 p.m., Hydro One tweeted that they were responding to around 36,000 customers who had lost electricity due to the storm and high winds.
The winds were reported to have travelled from between 50 and 70 kilometres an hour. At times, gusts were reported to even hit up to 100 kilometres an hour, which was enough to severely debilitate power lines and also snap trees.
The storm also caused shorelines to flood as water levels were pushed higher by the strong gale. This caused some localized flooding in some waterfront areas across the province.
Since the storm, footage has appeared on social media that shows lakefront areas flooded, water aggressively crashing onto the shores, and even fallen trees scattered across Ontario.
@weathernetwork @StormhunterTWN @stormwx1 @WGRZ @weatherchannel Lake Erie waves in Haldimand County. #onwx #onstorm https://t.co/qTMk5loxJE— kyle (@kyle) 1586824059.0
In some videos, the shores of Lake Erie show towers of waves that are crashing onto the shores with massive force due to the winds.
One Twitter user even posted a photo of flooding that was starting to occur in their area. At 6:30 p.m., the sidewalk was already submerged in water.
Hoping these winds calm overnight #onstorm https://t.co/tOZnS7o4Mq— Carol Robinson (@Carol Robinson) 1586828620.0
Current situation at my parents house! That tree fell just missing the house. All okay ! Winds are howling… https://t.co/MNgCchIwwH— Rachel Schoutsen TWN (@Rachel Schoutsen TWN) 1586824128.0
On top of the flooding, large fallen trees were also posted by users.
"Current situation at my parents house!" wrote one user. "That tree fell just missing the house. All okay! Winds are howling."
PHOTOS: Tens of thousands without power, localized flooding for parts of Ontario https://t.co/brepDf0aJd #ONStorm f… https://t.co/Dil9ZBWlVn— Indigo Raven (@Indigo Raven) 1586857561.0
While it looks like the worst of this storm is over, spring weather isn't going to fully return just yet.
According to TWN, more rain and snow are in the forecast for Wednesday, and some more showers are predicted over the weekend.