A special weather statement was recently issued for Alectra Utilities’ service territory due to strong southwesterly wind gusts reaching 70 to 100 km/h causing power outages. The strong winds are damaging powerlines primarily due to tree contact.
Across the service territory, approximately 6,100 homes and businesses are without power. Alectra emergency crews are being dispatched to restore power and will continue to work through the duration of the storm.
In the event of downed powerlines, stay at least 10 metres away (the length of a school bus), and call 911 immediately. To report outages, Alectra Utilities’ customers should call:
St. Catharines: 905-684-8111
York Region/Simcoe County: 1-877-963-6900