Most power restored, but some areas around Coe Hill could be dark until Sunday

Sign posted on the Hydro One transformer station compound in Coe Hill, Ontario.

COE HILL — Most power  seems to have been restored to the Coe Hill and Apsley areas as of 5:30 p.m. Sat., March 3, but hundreds of homes may not have electricity until Sunday afternoon, Hydro One says.

Around 8,000 homes and businesses in the area south and southwest of Bancroft lost power overnight Friday into Saturday, as a windy winter storm swept through the area.

Hydro One’s online power outage map shows isolated outages across eastern Ontario.  Local outages remain in and around Coe Hill, along Highway 62 south of Bancroft, around Limerick Lake and Gilmour, and the south end of Baptiste Lake.

Some areas aren’t expected to have power back on before 6 p.m. Sunday.

Wind warnings for the Apsley area have been dropped by Environment Canada.  Winds are expected to died down Saturday evening, as snow flurries continue and the low falls to -13 C.

By Wednesday, the forecast calls for highs of 11C under partly sunny skies.

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