High wind in SD&G causes downed wires, trees

Update 12:30 p.m. Friday: The wind warning has ended for SD&G.

SD&G – November is coming in like a lion as SD&G is being raked by high winds with a mix of rain and flurries at times.

A wind warning is still in effect since Thursday afternoon and Environment Canada says the region has sustained wind near 40 kilometers an hour that is gusting to 72 kilometers an hour at times.

There have been multiple calls this morning for police and fire departments for reports of downed wires and trees, but so far, no reports of significant damage.

The wind is not expected to let up until tonight.

Rideau St. Lawrence Utilities tweeted that power was out in some areas around Morrisburg as their equipment was damaged by the high winds.

The Cornwall border crossing will likely see more traffic today as the CBSA has advised travellers to use the city crossing. There are wind restrictions are in place for border crossings west of the city – the Odgensburg-Prescott International Bridge (Johnstown) and the Thousand Islands International Bridge (Lansdowne).

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