High winds, power outages wake up West Carleton

OTTAWA – A windy evening and morning caused small power outages in West Carleton and reports of trees down in the Corkery area.

Environment Canada reported sustained winds of 54 kilometres per hour at 4:38 a.m. with gusts of up to 76 kilometres per hour.

Hydro Ottawa crews were sent to multiple power outages in West Carleton, Orleans and Stittsville early this morning.

“Power outage in West Carleton and Rideau-Goulbourn wards affecting 252 customers,” Hydro Ottawa released in a statement at roughly 3:30 a.m.

Roughly 193 of those customers were in West Carleton.

The largest outage affected an area of Orleans. There were 4,109 customers without power in an area stretching from St. Joseph Boulevard to Navan Road and from the Chapel Hill North area over to Mer Bleue Road. 

Meantime, there were 1,252 customers without power in the Hazeldean Road and Stittsville area. 

Corkery residents reported trees down overnight.

“Be careful driving to work everyone,” Lindsay Funnekotter posed on social media early this morning. “Lots of trees have fallen on to roads overnight.”

 Estimated power restoration times were listed to be as late as noon Monday.