This weekend’s storm hit southern Ontario pretty hard. In addition to slick roads from Saturday and Sunday, last night’s rain has created a ‘ponding’ situation on the roads and flooding is expected. That won’t help all of the hydro crews that are out trying to restore power to the thousands of customers who are in the dark. Over 100,000 people had no power as-of midnight. Hundreds of weekend flights were cancelled at Pearson and Billy Bishop Airports. The OPP reported over 1,400 non-fatal car crashes in the GTA on Saturday and Sunday.
Photo Credit: Sgt Kerry Schmidt – Twitter
— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) April 15, 2018
Over 91,000 customers have been restored since the beginning of the #ONstorm and steady progress continues. This is an active storm & outages are expected to rise over the coming days. Customers experiencing outages in parts of southwestern Ontario may be without power overnight. pic.twitter.com/C0uW1Sx9CY
— Hydro One (@HydroOne) April 16, 2018
The number of outages has risen, with approx. 20,000 customers affected. All available crews have been activated and will continue working overnight.
We know it's getting colder but can assure you that we have all hands on deck and are working as quickly & safely as possible.
— Toronto Hydro (@TorontoHydro) April 16, 2018
#CityofTO residents are encouraged to assist with clearing catch basins in front of their property to help water enter the storm sewer. Learn more about basement flooding prevention: https://t.co/nXMOhVMXNu pic.twitter.com/GBycGbfDAR
— City of Toronto (@TorontoComms) April 16, 2018
Recovery from storm has begun. Higher than normal passenger volumes expected early this week as passengers are rescheduled for departure. Operations are moving steadily, though delayed due to the impact of the storm. Please continue checking your flight status. https://t.co/RGb9PCoOK2
— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) April 16, 2018
More than 1/3 of the total @Toronto_Fire trucks and crews are engaged in emergency incidents across the City. 40 concurrent incidents at present. Remain alert and vigilant. Call 9-1-1 if you encounter a hazardous situation. Stay 10+ metres away from downed wires. pic.twitter.com/ntyiPRRld7
— Matthew Pegg (@ChiefPeggTFS) April 15, 2018
Large sign blown over from the strong winds at Main Street East and Catharine Street South in Hamilton. Male 60's struck, transported by @HPS_Paramedics with critical injuries. #HamOnt #ONStorm pic.twitter.com/oJjpGY5RZD
— DR (@Media371) April 14, 2018