Power Restored to 257K Ontario Homes After Heavy Snow, Wind

Power Restored to 257K Ontario Homes After Heavy Snow, Wind
A man cleans snow off his car on Edmonton Street in Winnipeg on April 13, 2022. The same spring storm also battered northern Ontario, causing power outages and downing lines and poles. (The Canadian Press/Mike Sudoma)
Andrew Chen

Power continues to be restored in Ontario following outages caused by heavy snow and strong winds across the province in recent days, says Hydro One.

As of April 17, power has been restored to more than 257,000 customers after consecutive storms brought heavy snow to northern Ontario on April 14 and high winds to other regions across the province on April 15, the company said in a notice on its outage map.

The storm that battered Ontario caused power outages for over 51,000 Hydro One’s customers. Other significant damage includes downed power lines, broken poles, and tees falling on lines.

Hydro One said in a Twitter post on April 16 that customers in some of the hardest-hit areas—Kingston, Bancroft, Brockville, Perth, Tweed, and Minden—remained without power overnight, as its crews continue to work to restore power to 2,700 more homes.
“Our highly-skilled crews have made steady progress restoring power as back-to-back storms caused significant damage to local infrastructure across Ontario,” David Lebeter, Hydro One COO, said in a statement on April 16.