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Power outages lead to large amounts of calls to Regional Police

Thousands of customers were affected a Saturday night
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Hydro lines
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Strong winds from Saturday evening's thunderstorms have resulted in a power outage that affected over 2,000 people in Kitchener and Wilmot.

Kitchener Wilmot Hydro says that after 6 p.m., tree branches damaged by the wind brought down power lines across the service, leaving 2,477 people in the dark.

And later that night, Waterloo North Hydro says a power outage happened in South Waterloo that is continuing to affect customers.

Waterloo Chief of Police Bryan Larkin says that they have received numerous calls about the incidents, and is asking residents to exercise paitence as they dispatch resources to those areas.

For updates on the power outages in Waterloo Region, click here




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