Pretty Messy!

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A Thick heavy blanket of  wet snow along with hours of freezing rain can look like a winter fantasy but it can be a headache for homeowners and crews of the PUC

PUC Crews have been responding to various power outages caused by tree contact with power lines. In a lot of the cases a branch has snapped off due to the weight of the snow and ice and fallen on to power lines, causing outages.  About 7,000 customers lost power on and off for most of Monday evening.

Trees along Pine Street (pictured) north of Northern Avenue couldn’t handle the load of the heavy snow causing trees to to bend and in some instances whole trees have crashed down from too much weight.

Environment Canada forecasts about15 cm of the wet stuff before the storm moves out of the area Tuesday.

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