Power knocked out by lightning strike

The Cornwall Electric offices on Sydney Street on Oct. 14, 2016 in Cornwall, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL/SOUTH GLENGARRY – Around 600 Cornwall Electric customers along County Road 2 are without power this afternoon after a lightning strike.

Cornwall Electric said in a tweet the outage affects residents between Cornwall and Summerstown.

A crew is working on the problem as of noon and power was expected to be restored by 1:30 p.m.

The region has been under a severe thunderstorm watch today.

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