Much of WC under severe thunderstorm warning

Special to WC Online

WEST CARLETON – Environment Canada is tracking a row of severe thunderstorms in Lanark County and says they are expected to travel through West Carleton.

“At 7:54 p.m., Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain,” Environment Canada released in a statement this evening (Sept. 3). “This line of severe thunderstorms is located from Glen Almond to Pakenham, moving southeast at 50 km/h.”

Environment Canada says wind gusts will be capable of reaching 90 kilometres per hour and nickel sized hail is possible.

Locations impacted include Ottawa, Thurso, Carp, Kanata, Chelsea, Nepean, Gloucester, Orléans, Mayo, Rockland, Parc national de Plaisance, Marathon, Dunrobin, Malwood, Mud Pond, South March, Stittsville, Hazeldean, Shirleys Bay and Hollow Glen.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops.

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