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Some areas of Toronto without power after Tuesday's thunderstorms

Last Updated Sep 8, 2021 at 7:27 am EDT

Environment Canada has lifted its severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto, but some areas of the city are without power after Tuesday evening’s storms.

Toronto Hydro are dealing with a few outages but one of the major ones is in Leaside.

Up to 1,000 homes and businesses in Leaside are in the dark, in an area bounded by Broadway Avenue south to Millwood Road and Bayview Avenue and east to Laird Drive.

Hydro crews also responded to another major outage in Leslieville, in the area bounded by Gerrard Street East south to Queen Street East, and Leslie Street east to Woodbine Avenue. Power has since been restored to that area. An upwards of 5,000 homes and businesses were affected at the height of the outage.

“Additional scattered outages are occurring throughout the city due to last night’s storm,” Toronto Hydro said in a tweet.

Toronto and the GTA were under a severe thunderstorm warning, which was then downgraded to a severe thunderstorm watch late Tuesday evening. The watch was lifted just after 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday evening saw a series of storms move through the province, which saw hail, high winds, downpours, thunder and lightning. There were even unconfirmed reports of tornadoes in some parts of Southwestern Ontario.

Wednesday will see some rainstorms in Toronto, but they won’t be as severe in nature says CityNews weather specialist Natasha Ramsahai.

Here are some images from the storm system which came through southwestern Ontario earlier in the evening:

 

 

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