Damaging winds knock out power all over Trinity-Conception-Placentia area
Intense wind gusts wreaked havoc throughout the Trinity-Conception-Placentia area and the entire Avalon Peninsula Saturday afternoon, knocking out power and damaging property.
Newfoundland Power is reporting outages in St. Mary’s Bay, Conception Bay North and Trinity South. Those outages were first reported at approximately 1:40 p.m.
In Bay Roberts, firefighters were called to the government wharf on Water Street, where wind overturned a substantial portion of a metal Quonset hut. The Town of Bay Roberts requested people to stay away from that area.
Argentia had a peak wind gust of 180 kilometres per hour recorded, with Grates Cove reporting a gust of 170 kilometres per hour.
By late afternoon, power was restored to most communities in the Trinity-Conception-Placentia area, though many residents of the St. John’s Metro area, Southern Shore and portions of the Burin Peninsula were left without power overnight.
Environment Canada forecasted wind gust of 120-160 kilometres per hour Saturday afternoon.
Strong winds overturned a section of this Quonset hut located at the government wharf in Bay Roberts early Saturday afternoon.