Storm Rips Through Southern Ontario

A line of strong thunderstorms crossed Southern Ontario late Thursday afternoon and this evening. Some of these thunderstorms were severe with strong winds and large hail.

Several trees down and power outages were reported in Muskoka.

Borden reported wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.

In the Holland Marsh area near Highway 400 and Canal Road, there  were reports of multiple trees down, a shed thrown, a tractor  trailer roll-over, and hydro poles down.  A post-storm investigation in the area concluded that the damage was consistent with a downburst.

Newmarket reported nickel size hail.

Aurora reported nickel to quarter size hail.

Photo Credit: OPP HSD

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