Widespread Power Outage caused by Lightning strike


A short but intense thunderstorm with lightning was to blame for a widespread power outage in the city’s east end Sunday afternoon.

A lightning strike around 5:10 pm caused the power outage affecting almost 7,000  homes in the east end from Trunk road and boundary and south to the river.

Power was restored about an hour later.

More thunderstorms, some could be heavy are expected again overnight and into the morning hours.