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Hydro poles snapping, thousands without power in Kawartha Lakes

KAWARTHA LAKES-Emergency crews are responding to reports of at least two hydro poles that have snapped under the pressure of the ice and high winds in Kawartha Lakes.

One pole snapped on County Road 8 at Sturgeon Point Road and another on Jubbs Shore Road near Cameron Lake. The Fire Department says two poles are also down in the Woodville area.

Thousands of  people without power in scattered areas throughout the Kawartha Lakes including, Indian Point, Baddow, Viewlake, Cowans Bay, Sturgeon Point Lindsay and more.

A freezing Rain Warning remains is effect for the Kawarthas. Significant ice build-up due to freezing rain is expected or occurring. Freezing rain will transition to rain or drizzle by late morning according to Environment Canada.

Ice accretion or build-up up to 20 mm is possible and combined with expected strong wind gusts of 40 to 60 km/h, extended and widespread power outages are possible.

Hazardous travel conditions have been reported on area roads and highways.

More to come…

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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