LONG POINT – A powerful windstorm that blew through southern Ontario this weekend made for a wild ride in parts of Norfolk, Haldimand and elsewhere in southern Ontario.
Most every community incurred visible damage.
Meanwhile, power outages were widespread as numerous trees and large limbs toppled onto hydro lines. The cleanup started Sunday and continued into Monday afternoon.
“The Norfolk County Fire Department responded to 40 storm-related calls for service, mainly involving trees falling on hydro wires,” Norfolk County said in a news release Monday.
“A number of roads across the county remain closed due to downed trees, hydro wires and scattered debris. These include parts of Main Street, Walker Street and Harbour Street in Port Dover and Hastings Drive on Long Point, among others.
“The public is asked to be patient while crews work with Hydro One to safely clear the roads.”
The storm inflicted extensive damage along the north shore of Lake Erie. A dozen boats in storage at the Harbour Marina in Port Dover were toppled while tarps and shrink wrap on dozens of others were shredded by the 90-kilometre-per-hour gusts.