October 18, 2016 4:43 am
Updated: October 18, 2016 1:23 pm

Environment Canada inspecting damage after storm in central Ontario

WATCH ABOVE: Thousands of Hydro One customers are without power after a powerful storm hit Ontario on Monday.


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.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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