ALERT: Severe T-Storm Watch in effect for CNY

Elias Hubbard
June 14, 2018

A warning means severe weather is imminent or occurring.

As of 3:15 p.m., Hydro One was reporting more than 1,900 customers without power in rural areas north, south and west of Woodstock.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for a large swath of the province including Toronto, Hamilton, Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions, London, Caledonia, Barrie and Peterborough. Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex remain under a severe thunderstorm watch.

The storm system is capable of producing strong wind gusts and up to nickel-sized hailstones.

Environment Canada has warned the main threat is "damaging" gusts of wind of 90 to 100 km per hour which can "toss loose objects, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicle".

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that residents take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

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