RENFREW COUNTY – Two days after the first major snowstorm of the year, hundreds in Renfrew County are still without electricity.
Tens of thousands were left without power in Eastern Ontario after heavy Saturday rain turned to freezing rain and then snow Saturday night in to Sunday morning bringing down power lines across the region.
Hydro One reported more than 4,900 outages scattered across a wide region, though the hardest hit areas were south of Eganville and Killaloe, as well as in the northern most edge of Renfrew County, in Head, Clara and Maria Township.
On Sunday evening there were still pockets of the Valley left in darkness including several communities in the west-north region of Renfrew County.
As of Monday, Hydro One was still dealing with significant power outages in Eastern Ontario. Crews were working through the day to assess and safely restore power to as many customers as possible.
Hydro One was able to restore power to approximately 65,000 customers impacted by the winter storm over the weekend. Due to the severity of damage more than 2,000 customers in the Barry’s Bay, Cobden, Eganville and Deep River area in Point Alexander will remain without power overnight.
Operation Centres will have emergency crews available throughout the night in all affected areas. Most areas were expected to have power back by 4 p.m. today, (Dec. 16).
- Courtesy Oldies 107.7 FM