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.