Almost 8,000 homes without power in Coe Hill and Apsley areas; wind warning continues

This is a screen capture of the power outage area listed on www.hydroone.com/stormcenter as of 1 p.m. March 3, 2012.

COE HILL — Hydro One says almost 8,000 homes and businesses are without power after a windy winter storm rolled through eastern Ontario overnight March 2 to March 3, 2012.

As of 1 p.m., power was still out to the wide area of northern Hastings County and the northeast corner of Peterborough County, according to the Hydro One online power outage map.

The map indicates crews were working in the area.  An 11:30 a.m. restoration time was forecast, but the power was still out in Coe Hill.

The power went out overnight, around 1 a.m.

Environment Canada updated a wind warning for the Apsley area Sat., March 3.  Here’s what it says:

Apsley – Woodview – Northern Peterborough County

11:37 AM EST Saturday 03 March 2012

Wind warning for

Apsley – Woodview – Northern Peterborough County continued

 A cold front associated with an intense storm system has swept through Southern Ontario. In its wake, very strong southwest winds of 60 km/h with gusts to 90 km/h have developed in many locales, and are forecast to continue into the afternoon. Even stronger winds are likely in exposed areas along the shores of the Great Lakes, where sustained winds of 70 km/h with gusts exceeding 100 km/h have been reported.

 The strong winds are forecast to diminish by this evening.

 

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