Environment Canada inspecting damage after storm in central Ontario
COLLINGWOOD, Ont. – An inspector from Environment Canada is in central Ontario to inspect damage from Monday’s severe weather to see if any of it was caused by a tornado.
Meteorologist Geoff Coulson says the path of a tornado is narrow and long compared to the path of straight-line wind damage, which is generally wider and shorter.
Besides downed trees and hydro lines, the roof was torn off a Mister Transmission shop in Collingwood, Ont.
Several people were inside even though the shop was closed, but no one was injured.
A trailer was blown over in Stayner, Ont.
Meantime, Hydro One crews are working to restore power to about 1,400 customers in the Thornbury-area.
Midland PUC is also dealing with an outage after a pole was struck by lightning, resulting in the closure of most businesses on Highway 93 from Highway 12 to Penetanguishene, Ont.
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