Strong winds associated with a very strong low pressure system in the States knocked out power for thousands of customers with the PUC and Algoma Power early Friday.
PUC crews responded to an outage in the Trunk Rd from Boundary to Lake, Idaho, Arizona, Silverbirch, Macdonald; Black Rd., Burton, Fairmount, Creery/Breton, Danby/Parker as well as the South section of the P-Patch, Willoughby East to Pine Street and South of Willoughby to McNabb. PUC says tree contacts with power lines caused the outage. PUC say about 1100 homes have been restored and working to restore others.
Meanwhile homes north of the city serviced by Algoma Power are also in the dark and cold in the Goulais River & Awares Township affecting 740 homes and businesses. Crews are continuing to determine the outage.
Strong winds with gusts up to 50 km/h will continue for most of the day before diminishing sometime tonight