Tuesday, April 14th 2020, 1:48 pm - Powerful wind gusts caused downed trees, power outages and flooding across southern Ontario.
A potent low pressure system that tracked through southern Ontario left powerful, damaging winds in its wake on Monday.
During peak wind gusts, trees were blown down and tore power lines as they fell, leaving tens of thousands without power. According to Hydro One's website, power had been restored to the majority of its affected customers by the early afternoon on Tuesday.
See below for a look at the damages caused by the strong wind gusts and high water levels.
A fallen tree in Etobicoke on Monday afternoon. Credit: Mark Grimes
Current situation at my parents house! That tree fell just missing the house. All okay ! Winds are howling #Mississauga #ShareYourWeatherRachel Schoutsen TWN on Twitter
If you believe it, this is not as bad as the Halloween storm from last year here in Wainfleet. @weathernetwork #onstorm https://t.co/WbQ3QGquU9Mark Robinson on Twitter
Lake Erie gettin' quite snarky 😬 along Beach Road. @StormhunterTWN @weathernetwork https://t.co/bgGaR07eDADerek Rivers on Twitter
In Ft Erie now. Water levels are as high as I've ever seen them, but I'm sure locals have endured worse! @weathernetwork #onstorm https://t.co/36dPrEjrXzMark Robinson on Twitter
Lake Ontario rocking the shore. April 13 @weathernetwork @StormHour @CanGeo_Travel @SouthEast_Ont @CBCNewsSharkey on Twitter
My parent's house on Long Point, Lake Erie as of 6:30 PM. Dad says no signs of stopping anytime soon 🤯😬 #onstorm We desperately need flood mitigation efforts... or like any effort from any level of government?? @weathernetworkCarly Pettinger on Twitter
Tree down blocking the roadway at 1434 Reay Rd in Gravenhurst #ONStorm Photo Credit Gord McNeiceMuskoka411 News on Twitter
Lake Erie changing dramatically over the past several hours. Much bigger waves + very high winds clocking around equal lake almost going sideways. 👀 #ckont #onstorm @LakeErieNorth https://t.co/wFr0JXktdHAlysson4CK on Twitter
Please #StayHomeSaveLives! There is no need to put yourself in danger. Several roads are closed in #PortDover, #TurkeyPoint and #LongPoint due to flooding. Do NOT drive around road closure signs for everyone's safety. @NorfolkCountyCA #NorfolkOPP ^es https://t.co/CF6pTcl4lAOPP West Region on Twitter
The scene in Lighthouse Cove when I was there earlier. I had missed the peak which was 5-6" higher. #ltvca #onstorm #lakeshore https://t.co/LNelO98ISmJason Homewood on Twitter