Power outages in Ontario
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Toronto, Apr 7 (Canadian-Media): A series of power outages across southern and eastern Ontario were caused this morning due to heavy snow and high winds, media reports said.
Hydro One tweeted that a total of 207 outages are affecting almost 45,000 customers and that they were responding to these in south and central Ontario, CBCNews reports said.
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Caledonia near Hamilton and just north of Stouffville had Orillia had also experienced active outages.
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District and Peel District school board in Caledon and Dufferin County had cancelled their school buses.
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) had been asking commuters to give themselves enough for this morning's commute as they had been dealing with multiple crashes on icy roads north of the city, CBC Toronto's overnight video-producer Tony Smyth reports said.
OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt had reported blowing snow and windy conditions on some GTA highways and said 20 C of snow was in the forecast for Monday adding that drivers should be prepared for winter driving conditions.
"You've got to deal with what we're having," he told CBC Toronto. "You don't want to be the one that ends up in the ditch and has their day spoiled”.
The city had been laying down salt to prepare for wet snow.
Hydro One customers had been advised to check their outage map for the latest updates.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)