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Strong winds causing problems, knocking down power lines


London, Ont. –

Several weather alerts are in effect across all of southwestern Ontario on Monday as a cold front moves into the region.

London-Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford-Brant, Simcoe-Delhi-Norfolk and up to Niagara is all under special weather statements.

Meanwhile Huron-Perth and Bruce-Grey are under Wind Warnings.

The statement calls for strong winds starting Sunday night through Monday evening.

OPP are reporting road closures due to downed power lines:

  • London, Wonderland Road between Nine Mile Road and Ten Mile Road
  • Amberley, Ashfiled-Huron between South Baseline and Highway 21
  • Lambton County, Petrolia line between Oil Heritage Road and Gypsie Flats Road

In the London region gusts up to 80 km/h are possible, while some areas could see up to 90 km/h such Huron-Perth.

There may be a lull in wind Monday morning but gusts are expected to pick up again as the cold front moves in.

Damage to roof tops, tree branches, and flying debris are all concerns with the high winds. 

Sunday evening there were also concerns about freezing rain as moisture moved through the region.

Environment Canada reminds the public to monitor alerts and forecasts and to take all factors into consideration when heading out on the roads.