Still 800 homes, businesses in Fort Erie, Port Colborne without power
Published December 28, 2022 at 10:28 am
However, for the residents of Fort Erie and Port Colborne, the pain still lingers. Due to their proximity to Lake Erie, both communities were dealing with a full-on blizzard from December 23 through to Christmas Day.
As of this morning (December 28), there were still nearly 800 homes and businesses without power as winds of 110 km/h took out trees and hydro lines over the two day span leading up to Christmas.
Canadian Niagara Power reported earlier, “As of 7:00 am this morning, there are now approx. 796 customers that remain without power as approx. 600 more customers were restored. There are now a total of 65 Lines staff and 16 Support staff (in Fort Erie and Port Colborne.”
Over the weekend and into Boxing Day, there were countless reports of hydro workers being verbally accosted by residents, demanding to get their power back. Some of those workers came from as far away as Sudbury.
An appeal from Canadian Niagara Power, asking residents to keep a distance from hydro