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Freezing rain and high wind
bring down trees, power lines
in Kincardine area

By Liz Dadson

Weather

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Princes Street, Kincardine, was closed, north of Kincardine United Church, while Westario Power installed a new streetlight Friday



Westario Power workers lower the damaged pole on Princes Street, Kincardine, in order to replace it



Tree branches litter Princes Street after a tree fell over, taking down power lines and snapping off a streetlight overnight Thursday



High wind brought down the Crabby Joe's Tap and Grill sign in Kincardine Friday morning



A tree was snapped off by freezing rain and high wind overnight Thursday, landing on the home owner's car, along Sutton Street, Kincardine



A car in the parking lot at Forbes Lambton Court in downtown Kincardine is buried under a tree Friday morning



A huge branch sits on the driveway at the Dadson residence on Kennard Crescent, Kincardine, after it came down in the freezing rain and high wind overnight Thursday

For the second day in a row, school buses were cancelled in the Kincardine area Friday morning, after freezing rain and high wind brought down trees and power lines overnight Thursday.

Roads and driveways were littered with debris as trees and branches were broken because of the heavy ice build-up and gusty wind.

In several locations throughout Kincardine, trees had fallen on cars. And along Princes Street, north of the Kincardine United Church, a tree fell over, taking down power lines and snapping off a streetlight.

Princes Street, from the municipal parking lot entrance to Durham Market North, was closed most of Friday while Westario Power was on-site installing a new pole.

The Crabby Joe's Tap and Grill sign was blown over and destroyed in the high wind.

Amazingly enough, for the second day in a row, Kincardine (Ward 1) was the light in the darkness, while the surrounding area suffered from power outages.

Several schools were closed, including Ripley, Lucknow and St. Anthony's in Kincardine, as was the Kincardine municipal administration centre, due to the outage.

Some areas would see power restored by late Friday night, while others may be in the dark until Sunday.

 

Kincardine Crabby Joe's sign destroyed in the freezing rain that hit overnight Thursday

Minor damage to a small tree at Kincardine Township-Tiverton Public School

The weight of the ice on its branches drags down a bush beside Kincardine Township-Tiverton Public School

The crocuses say spring is here, but the freezing rain that hit the area says winter isn't done with us yet, along Princes Street, Kincardine


Westario Power workers replace a streetlight pole on Princes Street



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