Storms leave trail of destruction

Severe thunderstorms barreled through southern Ontario yesterday, toppling trees and damaging cars and houses.

Nearly 50,000 customers were without power at one point as storms cut through the Lake Erie shoreline all the way to Ottawa.

Reports of wind gusts near 100 km/h, pea to dime-sized hail, and torrential downpours were widespread as the long cold front sparked strong storms across the region starting in the early afternoon.

The Woodstock area as well as communities along the Lake Erie shoreline appeared to have been among the hardest hit, with police warning people to stay away from several major streets due to downed hydro lines.

Near Waterford, a single vehicle garage smashed into a car but the driver and passenger weren’t injured.

(Images:  The Weather Network)

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