WIND WATCH: High winds to blame for issues across Niagara

High winds are to blame for a number of issues across Niagara and the surrounding area this afternoon.

A wind warning continues with gusts reaching 90 kilometres an hour.

Environment Canada says the winds may be strong enough at times to cause tree and building damage.

Local power outages are also possible.

We do have an outage in Welland right now impacting 600 homes and businesses.

CKTB listeners reporting major roof damage in St.Catharines in the Bunting Road area. You can read that story here.

Some of the issues NRPS are reporting in the region:

- Snapped Hydro pole on Canborough Rd between Heaslip and Welland, West Lincoln
- Wires down at Geneva/Wood,  St. Catharines
- Wires down at Ninth and Pelham, Lincoln 
- Tree down at King and Crescent, Beamsville
- Telephone pole across Four Mile Creek and Line 8, Niagara on the Lake
- Wires across Geneva and Scott,  St. Catharines
- Report of tree fallen across Lakeshore Rd by Four Mile Creek Rd, Niagara on the Lake
- Report of a power line blocking Niagara Stone Road between Concession  7 and Line 3 , Niagara on the Lake

 

 

Outside of the region, we have a major problem on the QEW.

OPP say the Burlington Skyway Bridge is closed in both directions due to high winds and a rolled over transport truck.

OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt says high winds caused a tractor trailer to overturn on the Burlington Skyway Bridge.

The truck flipped on its side at noon today on the QEW Fort Erie Bound in the left lane.

OPP say the truck was empty and there are no serious injuries.

They are not saying how long the closure will last.

A heavy tow has been sent to help with the clean up.

Niagara and Hamilton remain under a wind warning with gusts reaching 90 km/hr.