Storm causes significant damage in Grand Bend

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Strong winds caused significant damage in the Grand Bend area on Sunday including downed power lines and trees. The area most significantly impacted by the storm is north of Klondyke Road to Grand Bend Main Street.

Public works and hydro crews worked through the night to clear downed trees from municipal roadways to allow for emergency services access. Work continues the morning of July 28, 2014 to clear the remaining roadways.

A future press release will advise residents how to dispose of brush on their property.

In the interest of public safety, residents are urged to stay off of closed roads and away from downed power lines. Residents are also asked to be cautious around fallen trees and limbs as some may be unstable and could still fall.

Mayor Bill Weber adds his personal appreciation to everyone that has responded to the storm clean-up effort, and advises continued caution for individuals working on their own property or moving about the area of storm damage.

Hydro One is on site and is working to restore power. Hydro One reports that the Highway #21 corridor will be energized first. Other areas will be repaired as poles and lines are installed. Please stay clear of downed power lines, if you see a downed power line call Hydro One at 1- 800-434-1235. For the most up to date information regarding hydro service please visit http://www.hydroone.com.

For updated information please visit www.lambtonshores.ca, or follow Lambton Shores on Facebook (Lambton Shores) and Twitter (@LambtonShores). For after-hour municipal emergencies, call the pager at 519-667-8828. For life threatening emergencies, call 911.

The municipal offices can be contacted Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm at the following numbers: Community Services – 519-243-1400, Administration and Clerks – 519-786-2335.

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