A day after high winds tore through the area, the long process of cleaning up began on Monday, November 16, 2020.
The winds picked up on Sunday at approximately 4 p.m. and shortly after got violently worse.
A couple became temporarily trapped as a tree fell on their vehicle on County Road 2 by Bob Carr Road.
On Dale Road numerous hydro poles were snapped toppling onto the roadway west of Theatre Road.
Hydro One crews were on site, but before they start repairs they have to locate areas so it is safe to dig.
Their first priority is getting the roadway opened for emergency services, then restoring power.
Hydro One officials told Today’s Northumberland power may be off until Wednesday, November 18.
One of the issues was that the winds stretched from Windsor and east along the lakeshore.
If it was a localized area crews would be called in from other areas, but since it’s such a vast area, Hydro One crews are extremely busy everywhere.
Until then, generators and chain saws will be a common sound around the areas where trees and poles were snapped.
On Danforth Road West just by County Road 18 (Burnham Street) a barn was destroyed. Today’s Northumberland toured the area with the owners who said the barn was used for storage. A number of items including a old tractor, car, atv, kayaks and other items were stored in the barn.
The metal roof was literally lifted off the barn.
A yellow kayak protruded skyward in one area of what was left of the barn.
Shingles were torn off houses in Hamilton Township and Alnwick Haldimand Township.
On Ontario Street, just south of Dale Road the owners of the property couldn’t believe the amount of trees around the property.
The large century home was unscathed though and like many others the owners are counting their blessings it wasn’t worse.
It seems to be the common factor.
Homes, barns are damaged, but it could have been so much worse.
Along the 4th Line in Alnwick/Haldimand Township numerous hydro poles were snapped between Campbell Road and Sandercock Road.
Public Works crews have been working long hours to open roads in the affected by the winds.