Severe thunderstorms swept through the western GTA and Hamilton Thursday night, triggering widespread weather warnings and advisories. A cold front brought high temperatures and moisture, causing puddles and heavy rainfall that led to flooding in some areas. According to Environment Canada, about 60 millimetres of rain fell in less than an hour. Strong wind gusts also hit Etobicoke, causing several trees to fall and power outages.
According to Toronto Hydro, many homes and businesses were left in the dark at the height of the storm and the company is working to restore power. In particular, residents on Evans Road, Lakeshore, Brown's Line and Etobicoke Creek will be without power at least until Friday morning. Our employees are working as quickly and safely as possible to provide power to our remaining customers," the company wrote on Twitter. - It wrote on Twitter.