Storm knocks down power lines on Grant Street, flooding reported in Tilbury
The importance of heeding a tornado warning, even after being downgraded, was the focus in Chatham-Kent last night as dangerous thunderstorm roared through the area.
The storm that struck Chatham late Tuesday left a north-end neighbourhood without power after a tree was downed on Grant Street. Multiple reports of flooding have been reported in Tilbury. No injuries or damage estimates are available. Power is out in many areas in the region and service is expected to be restored by 2 a.m.
A second tree was tossed onto Grand Avenue just a short distance away from Grant Street and was cleared by CKPS officers. Crews are on the scene on Grant Street and police have blocked access from Grand Avenue to just north of Victoria Avenue.