Power Outages & Collisions During April Snowstorm

Some people in the Chalk River and Deep River areas were without electricity for hours on Tuesday during the storm that brough heavy snow and ice pellets to much of the Ottawa Valley.

The Deep River and Laurentian Hills fire departments were paged out to at least three calls trees were either power lines or trees were on fire during the afternoon.

Many tree branches were covered by heavy, wet snow during the day.

Hydro One says at one point around 2,000 customers were without electricity. 

As of Wednesday morning, only a handful were still in the dark, with all repairs expected to be completed by 10:00 a.m.

A Dozen Collisions

The latest blast of wintry weather also kept police busy in the Pembroke and Petawawa area. 

The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP say there were 12 collisions reported in the detachment area before two o’clock Tuesday afternoon. 

Most of them were in the morning hours, and nNone of them involved any serious injuries.  

Police are reminding all drivers to adjust their driving to the conditions – especially with more messy weather expected a little later this week.

Friday's forecast calls for rain or snow.