Two tornadoes tear apart London area

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LONDON, ONT. –
Environment Canada confirmed that two tornadoes hit the London area on Wednesday evening as a line of severe thunderstorms moved across the area. The weather agency has confirmed that tornadoes have affected Glencoe and Belmont, causing damage to buildings, but no injuries have been reported.

Meanwhile, thousands of people are still without power in southwestern and southern Ontario due to the storms.

Environment Canada ended a tornado warning for London, Parkhill and Eastern Middlesex County just minutes after issuing the warning at 8:46 p.m.

Damage was then reported in the Belmont area, as well as the possibility of a tornado.

Tornadoes were also reported earlier in the evening in the Glencoe area.

Strong winds and heavy rain fell over southwestern Ontario due to a large system that moved through the region on Wednesday evening, cutting down trees and producing hail in some cases.

According to Environment Canada, gusts of wind reaching 100 km / h and torrential downpours between 25 and 50 mm of rain were possible during the storm.

In Belmont, a possible tornado destroyed several barns, projected a roof on Harrietsville Drive, destroyed a vehicle and closed part of the road.

In London, emergency teams faced several blocked roads due to felled trees and electrical cables.

Firefighters were on the scene at Manning Drive and White Oak Road to look for a felled tree.

Trees and a power line fell along Dingman Drive, and a tree also fell on power lines at 175 Pinewood Drive.

Firefighters also had to face a burning transformer along Sotland Drive.

No injuries have been reported in any of the incidents in the city.

With files by Sean Irvine and Matt Thompson from CTV.



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