Hydro One reports power outages affecting over 100,000 customers across province

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Hydro One says over 104,000 customers were without power on Sunday due to a wind storm that wreaked havoc on most of southern Ontario.

Environment Canada began to roll out wind advisories on Saturday calling for wind gusts up to 110 kilometres per hour across southwestern Ontario throughout Sunday, before diminishing early Monday morning.

The hydro company said it prepared crews to be ready to respond to many power outages as the storm began early Sunday morning. Hydro One said customers in southwestern Ontario were hit the hardest from the storm, and its hydro crews were working Sunday evening to assess all damages to determine power restoration times.

Many rural areas between London and Windsor, as well as areas in Lambton County and Midwestern Ontario, experienced outages for the majority of the evening as restoration times ranged from 11 p.m. and midnight.

As of Monday morning, thousands of customers remain without power. Although Hydro One said crews are working to restore power to its customers, the estimated restoration time for many is listed as 4 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Hydro One previously reported issues with its outage reporting phone line and said it is working to fix the problem. In the meantime, customers can go online to the Hydro One website to report outages and to view the map for updates.