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The outage map on the utilitys website showed at one point 2,747 homes were affected in Hespeler, but by about 6:45 p.m. only about 150 were still without power. Another 3,722 were affected in Galt in the early afternoon, but by around 6:30 p.m. that number had climbed to about 5,437. Around Roseville, 414 homes were hit by a power outage. In Ayr, 2,152 were affected.

Kitchener-Wilmot Hydros online outage map showed approximately 10,000 costumers were without power in Kitchener at around 6:45 p.m. Friday evening, mostly in the areas of Stanley Park, Eastwood, Bridgeport and Kingsdale. About 1,000 more in Wilmot were powerless, mostly between Baden and Petersburg, along with 685 near Sportsworld Crossing.

A spokesperson from the utility could not be reached for comment, but a recorded phone message indicated crews were \”actively working to restore power as quickly as possible, but we expect it will take many hours due to the extent of damage we have experienced.\”

Waterloo North Hydro showed 3,229 customers without power in the area around Fischer-Hallman Road South, Erb Street West and University Avenue West. Another 313 customers in Maryhill were without power. Upwards of 5,000 households in the west end of Waterloo and into Wellesley Township were without power as well. At the peak of the storm, about 12,000 customers were without power, said Kiel Edge, corporate communications specialist with the utility.

Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro was still dealing with 24 separate outages affecting a total of about 10,600 customers. Some of the largest outages were on the east side of Kitchener, affecting the Stanley Park, Eastwood and Kingsdale neighbourhoods. It was expected that people living in those areas would have their service restored by 10 p.m.

Power had been restored in most of Waterloo and Wellesley Township after lengthy, major outages in those areas. Waterloo North Hydro was reporting about 1,700 customers without power in the Breslau area, with no estimated restoration time available.

Guelph Hydro was reporting a significant outage in Rockwood. For a time, all 3,000 customers in that community were without power. By 8 p.m., that number had been cut to about 1,300. The Hanlon Parkway was closed between Maltby and Laird roads for several hours.

7:01 p.m.: Waterloo North Hydro is reporting that power has been restored to the citys east end and to rural areas northeast of the city. About 5,000 rural customers northwest of the city and 1,700 customers in the Breslau area remain without power.

6:24 p.m.: Waterloo Regional Police are currently reporting 137 collisions and dangerous conditions (downed trees, power light outages, etc.) within the region. Were hearing of a number of road closures in Wellesley Township due to downed trees and hydro equipment.

Rural Officers responding to reports of downed trees and power lines. Thankfully only property damage in this incident on Arthur St S @Woolwichupdates @WRPSToday @WilmotTownship @wellesley_ca #OnStorm @weathernetwork pic.twitter.com/54zmOfJOFs

5:28 p.m.: Some of the power outages around the Kitchener core have been restored. Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro is still reporting 14,533 properties without power in the city, including 1,882 in the Bridgeport area and about 8,000 in the King East, Mill-Courtland, Southdale and Kingsdale areas. Another outage is affecting more than 3,300 properties in the Heritage Park, Rosemount and Central Frederick neighbourhoods.

5:18 p.m.: Wyndham street in Guelph has been closed between Quebec and Baker streets, as has Fountain Street between Wyndham and Gordon streets. In both cases, police say its because of blowing debris. Guelph Hydro says all power has been restored to the citys north end, but expects more power outages to pop up as the evening goes on.

5:03 p.m.: Heres where we stand for local power outages. Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro has 22 outages affecting 13,500 customers, including several around the downtown Kitchener core and the east end of Kitchener. Most Waterloo North Hydro customers in Wellesley and Woolwich are without power, as are the uptown Waterloo core, the Westvale area and most of the city east of the Conestoga Parkway. Energy+ is reporting outages affecting more than 11,500 customers in Cambridge and more than 2,000 in the Ayr area. Guelph Hydros biggest outage is affecting 1,600 customers in the citys northeast. Hydro One has more than 100 outages on the go in southern Ontario, including large ones around Stratford, Ingersoll and Guelph.

4:38 p.m.: Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro is reporting several new outages in Kitchener, including one affecting more than 2,000 properties between the downtown core and the Rockway area. Another just northeast of the downtown core is affecting 1,378 properties.

3:52 p.m.: More power outages have been reported in Cambridge, including one affecting 3,722 properties in the Galt core, West Galt and Southwood areas. Energy+ is also dealing with outages in North Dumfries and Brant County and says 12,000 of its customers are without power.

3:43 p.m.: Hydro One says it is responding to more than 60 outages across southern Ontario, affecting more than 30,000 of its customers. Some of the biggest include one affecting 5,500 properties between Dundalk and New Tecumseh, another affecting 2,352 properties in the Drumbo area, and another affecting more than 1,400 properties between New Hamburg and Stratford.

3:33 p.m.: Energy+ is reporting three large power outages in its territory. The biggest affects 2,849 properties in the Hespeler part of Cambridge. Another sees 2,152 properties in the Ayr area without electricity, while the third affects 870 properties in the northern part of North Dufmries.

3 p.m.: A severe thunderstorm warning is in place for areas including Waterloo-Wellington and Oxford-Brant. Environment Canada said it was tracking a line of storms moving west-to-east across the province, poised to hit communities including Stratford, Woodstock, Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.