Downed trees and hydro outages causing problems for Port Colborne organizations

CKTB - NEWS - Hydro help Port Colborne

City staff members and Port Colborne residents have a lot of work ahead of them sifting through the damage of last night's storm.

Flood waters rose dangerously high, forcing some homeowners out of the area amid safety concerns.

Thousands of people are still without power as two contracted crews are working with Canadian Niagara Power employees to get the hydro back on for more than 3,000 customers.

Downed trees are causing significant problems as crews continue to work.

City staff are also working to clear smaller downed tress and debris and clear grates and drains across the city.

The Port Colborne Public Library is closed as several downed trees block access to the building.

The Roselawn Centre is also closed, reopening on Monday at 8:30 a.m.

Meals on Wheels Port Colborne/Wainfleet has cancelled deliveries today as the meal supplier has no power.

City officials are also asking residents not to drive or walk through H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park due to downed trees and significant debris.

Although the winds are starting to calm down and lake levels are receding, overnight the gusts reached 100 km/hr creating large waves on Lake Erie.