Storm leaves damage across Leeds-Grenville

In this Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 photo provided by Vanessa Sampson, a tree lies between the headstones of the local cemetery on Lyn Road. A series of intense thunderstorms raked the area Saturday night causing widespread damage. (Vanessa Sampson via Newswatch Group)

BROCKVILLE – A series of intense thunderstorms has left widespread damage across Leeds-Grenville.

Trees along Lyn Road were snapped, falling on hydro wires while more trees were downed in the local cemetery.

One local resident believes that a small tornado did touch down briefly, though nothing has been confirmed by Environment Canada.

“Avondale Farms to Highway 2 is a disaster,” the resident said.

The force of the storm also took out the window of a house as residents reportedly took shelter in their basements.

Environment Canada had issued a severe thunderstorm watch, which had been upgraded to a tornado watch during part of Saturday night. The advisories were cancelled just before 10:30 p.m.

As of late Sunday afternoon, there were still scattered outages around the region with estimated restoration times of late Sunday afternoon and into the early evening.

In this Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 photo provided by Vanessa Sampson, a transformer is snapped off a hydro pole along Lyn Road. A series of intense thunderstorms raked the area Saturday night causing widespread damage. (Vanessa Sampson via Newswatch Group)

In this Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 photo provided by Vanessa Sampson, a transformer is snapped off a hydro pole along Lyn Road. A series of intense thunderstorms raked the area Saturday night causing widespread damage. (Vanessa Sampson via Newswatch Group)

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