Traffic lights out after transformer fires

TORONTO, ONTARIO - A series of transformer fires has caused power outages across the city the morning of February 22. Traffic lights at several intersections are also out as the GTA undergoes an intense snowfall, with reports of lightning in parts of the city.

The affected intersections include Bathurst St. and Wilson Ave., Palmerston Ave. and Queen St. W., Brookwell Drive and Streamdale Court, and Newbold Ave. and Gainsborough Rd.

At one point in the morning, there were reports of at least a dozen transformer fires. A Toronto Hydro spokesperson was unavailable for comment.

Meanwhile, the snowy conditions have created a logjam on the highways and city streets, with many collisions reported.

The heavy snow is expected to end by this afternoon, leaving up to four centimetres in its wake.


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