TORONTO – Environment Canada says a wind warning has ended for the Greater Toronto Area but remains in effect for parts of Southern Ontario on Friday.
In addition to the wind warning, a special weather statement was also issued early Friday and is still active for parts of southwestern Ontario.
Environment Canada said a cold front over Lower Michigan reached the border in the Windsor to Sarnia areas around 8 a.m. and expected to move eastward from Barrie south through Toronto to Niagara by noon.
The weather office warned of damages to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, and that loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury.
Hydro One has already reported a number power outages affecting over 30,600 customers by Friday morning.
“Where safe, Hydro One crews are out assessing damage and starting repairs,” said Hydro One in a media release. “It is expected that the number of customers affected by these storms will increase as the weather system continues to move east.”
Hydro One crews are responding to 47 incidents affecting over 30,600 customers without power. Please visit our app for updates #onstorm
— Hydro One (@HydroOne) November 6, 2015
Wind gusts between 80 to 100 km/h may accompany a line of heavy showers as this sharp cold front blasts through this morning, the weather office said.
Wind warning in effect. Spot downed lines/electrical emergency? Stay well away and call 416-542-8000 immediately. #onstorm
— Toronto Hydro (@TorontoHydro) November 6, 2015
Got a good photo of the cold front rolling in over @CityofPickering #onstorm pic.twitter老域名购买/cb2bO9BIev
— Kristina Doyle (@kriskayoo) November 6, 2015
These winds may also be strong enough to cause minor tree damage especially in areas where trees remain in partial leaf.
Motorists are being reminded to prepare for sudden strong and gusty winds resulting in difficult driving conditions.
Email from a viewer in Wasaga Beach describing the winds right behind the cold front. #onstorm pic.twitter老域名购买/7XzeOMM2oT
— Anthony Farnell (@AnthonyFarnell) November 6, 2015
@Muskoka411 Neighbors say it was blowing around and then got caught in the lines! Power out in parts of bb pic.twitter老域名购买/TDdUEvAYxU
— MuskokaClean老域名购买 (@muskokaclean) November 6, 2015
Thank goodness no one was hurt! Sign at Wasaga Beach Walmart fell in-front of the main doors. :/ #onstorm #onwx pic.twitter老域名购买/oJ3pBd2mfw
— OntarioBlizzardWatch (@OntarioBlizzard) November 6, 2015
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