Severe thunderstorm warning ends for Waterloo Region
Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:54AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:05PM EDT
A severe thunderstorm warning has ended for Waterloo Region, Guelph and Wellington County.
The storm hit near Stratford around 4:15 p.m. and landed just west of Waterloo 15 minutes later before moving off into the Orangeville area.
It was the second straight day for a thunderstorm warning in the area, following sudden storms Monday night that caused trees to snap and power lines to topple across the region.
One of the hardest hit areas was along Katherine Street between Conestogo and Elora, where nine power lines were walked down.
Crews were at the site Tuesday morning working to repair the lines.
Across Wellington County, 2,200 homes went dark.
A transformer also went out in St. Jacobs, while 1,500 people lost power in Waterloo’s Westvale and Beechwood neighbourhoods.
Power was restored in all affected hours by Tuesday afternoon.
Further storm activity could hit Waterloo Region and surrounding areas Tuesday night and into Wednesday, though those storms will likely not be as severe.
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