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GTA Hit With Last Of Ernesto

Toronto is hardly tropical.

And yet somehow, Tropical Storm Ernesto found its way to the northern metropolis Saturday in the form of constant rains and high winds.

By late Saturday evening, trees were down across the Greater Toronto Area, while several neighbourhoods were left without power.

“Just before nine the power went out, a half a minute later it came back on for a split second and then there was a bang,” said Keith Phillips, a resident of the Coxwell and Danforth area.

“We just presumed that there was a transformer close by that had gone.”

There, in the city’s east end, one of several trees to fall came crashing down on a car.

Meanwhile portions of Parkdale were left completely in the dark.

Several traffic lights went out throughout the city, slowing things down considerably and greatly increasing the risk of accidents.

Toronto Hydro is asking customers to be patient while the try and get the juice flowing again.