Cni News- Emergency crews rescued a 77-year-old Port Dover, Ont. woman from her home Sunday as ice and water pushed up by a “major wind storm” flooded several houses and caused road closures.
Strong winds whipping through the Hamilton and Niagara Region have knocked down trees, tossed trailers and caused Ontario Provincial Police to slow traffic on both the Burlington and Garden City Skyways.
Environment Canada has issued both a wind warning and a blowing snow advisory for the area.
Rising water from Lake Erie surrounded a handful of homes in Port Dover and completely covered the road in some places, according to OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk.
“As a result a 77-year-old female had to be rescued by the fire department,” he explained.
“They got their little dinghy out and were able to successfully remove her and I don’t believe she suffered any injuries at all.”