Hydro One says they are responding to dozens of incidents of power outages after a powerful storm rolled through southwestern Ontario.
A spokesperson with Hydro One says 8,000 customers are in the dark as crews have been called out to 70 different incidents of lightning strikes and trees down on power lines.
The spokesperson said power would be restored throughout the day, however, she would not give a specific time.
Meanwhile, thousands of people are also without power in the Glencoe area.
The Hydro One Storm Centre estimates that power in the small municipality will be restored at 5 p.m. while St. Thomas Energy works to get its customers back on the grid.
OPP say a number of hydro lines are down along Fairview Ave., south of St. Thomas between Southdale Line and John Wise Line.
Environment Canada had issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the London-Middlesex region, but it has ended. The weather agency’s Peter Kimbell tells AM980 after investigating reports of damage they believe a ‘downburst’ with wind gusting to 120km/h is responsible for the loss of power and downed trees in the region.