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Sunday’s Strong Wind Knocks Out Power, Snaps Trees

Hydro One crews are still dealing with a number of power outages across southern and midwestern Ontario Monday, following Sunday’s wind and rain storm.

A gusty wind brought trees and branches down on power lines, and several poles were broken.

The power outages are not widespread, and crews are still trying to get individual customers back on the grid in parts of southern Perth and southern Huron counties.

Fire Damages Kincardine Home

The cause of a house fire in Kincardine Friday remains under investigation.

Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to a structure fire on Wieck Blvd. in Kincardine around 6:30am Friday morning.

When firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming from the garage. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the garage with no damage to the home.

The occupants had working smoke alarms and were able to safely escape the home.

The fire caused approximately $20,000 in damages and is not considered suspicious.

Special Weather Statement Ends for Midwestern Ontario

A special weather statement for Midwestern Ontario has ended.

A wind warning had been issued by Environment Canada after high sustained winds were in their forecast. That warning has since been cancelled.

 

The windy weather has caused some power outages throughout the region. Hydro One reports that at 8pm, around 4,200 customers in the Grand Bend area are without power, with about 3,400 customers in the dark across the region.

Keep following BlackburnNews.com for further weather updates.

UPDATE: Missing Woman Located

An missing 18-year-old Saugeen Shores woman has been located.

Saugeen Shores Police say Taylor Bainbridge was located Saturday morning in good health.

Police say she had been last seen on Thursday, at the southern edge of Port Elgin near Lake Ridge Dr.

She was described as being 5’5″ tall, 105 lbs, with a thin build and straight blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a dark grey coat with a hood, blue jeans and dark blue shoes.

Police would like to thank the community for their help in resolving this case.