State of Emergency lifted in Port Colborne; Fort Erie likely to follow

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Published December 29, 2022 at 11:04 am

Canadian Niagara Power estimates they are down to 180 homes without power by this morning, something they believe will be rectified by late this afternoon. (Photo: Canadian Niagara Power)

At its peak on Christmas morning, over 15,000 homes in Fort Erie, Port Colborne and parts of Wainfleet were without power.

Now, just four days later, with crews working tirelessly around the clock, Canadian Niagara Power – the utility company based out of Fort Erie – reports that number is down to 180 homes without power, an issue that should be rectified today (December 29).

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Canadian Niagara Power still has 100 workers out cleaning up the mess.

Late yesterday, Port Colborne Mayor Bill Steele said the State of Emergency, declared on December 23, was lifted. It is likely that Fort Erie Mayor Wayne Redekop will follow suit today.

Already the Christmas Blizzard of 2022 is being compared to the Great Blizzard of 1977 by those old enough to remember the original.

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