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Rain, snow and wind creating dangerous mix on County roads

Hydro One crews have restored power to much of Prince Edward County but are still working on multiple sites needing service. Cressy's Paul Wallace shares these photographs, taken Thursday, when he woke up without hydro to see ice covered trees with limbs bending and snapping under the extreme weight of the ice. Hydro crews are shown at work on County Road 7 cutting down the limbs hanging on the lines. Power was briefly restored by dinner time but was lost again around midnight. Wallace says crews were back on the scene early Friday to clear some remaining limbs from the wires and power was fully restored by 10 a.m. - a total outage duration of 26 hours. "Good thing too," he notes, "as winds picked up to 60km, with blowing snow and whiteout conditions for the rest of Friday. Good job Hydro!" - Paul Wallace photos

Rain, freezing rain, snow and wind are creating a dangerous mix in Prince Edward County and beyond this morning. And Hydro One is still cleaning up multiple power outages in the County. At the peak of the storm, Hydro One reported 19,000 customers without power in eastern Ontario.
Conditions on the roads deteriorated quickly this morning as most of the rain turned to snow and temperatures are beginning to plummet resulting in poor and dangerous driving conditions. County crews are sanding and salting continuously.
Less than five centimetres of snow is called for, but slippery conditions combined with brisk wind and light snow is catching some drivers off guard.
Conditions are expected to improve through Saturday, but temperatures will remain frigid for most of the weekend. By this evening, the temperature is to be -5C but feel like -13C. Overnight temperatures of -15C will feel like -24C.

-Paul Wallace photo

- Paul Wallce photo

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  1. Theresa says:

    Three cheers for the Hydro One crews!! You’re all heroes in my books!

  2. Gil Charlebois says:

    Great Job Hydro 1.
    Big Island escaped this Black out due to your activity this fall of clearing/cutting down potential limbs that have plagued the Island for a few years. Thank you!!
    A MUST yearly project through out the County.
    If It’s close to the line, it has to go!!!
    Wiring in a backup Generator for our home is Expensive!!!!
    Thank You again.
    Gil

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