ELORA – Wednesday night's storm knocked out power and damaged trees throughout Elora and Salem.
Power has since been restored after all of Elora and the surrounding area went dark from a short but powerful storm. Trees were knocked down or otherwise sustained damage throughout town with some still blocking roads as of Thursday morning.
Crews were out Thursday morning clearing debris and working on re-opening closed roads.
In a news release, the GRCA stated the Elora Gorge Conservation Area has been closed to day-use acces and new overnight camping reservations until further notice due to significant damage to trees. Guests with campsite and tubing reservations for the remainder of the week will be contacted directly regarding their bookings.
Updates on the status of GRCA parks can be found here.
Wellington County residents can drop-off storm related brush free of charge at some waste facilities until the end of day Saturday.
Branches not exceeding six feet in length can be dropped off for free at Aberfoyle, Belwood, Harriston and Riverstown waste facilities.
Near zero visibility as the #Tornado warned storm crossed the #CentreWellington area. I shot this at 6pm looking southwest north of #Elora #Onstorm @ECCCWeatherON @NTP_Reports #onwx pic.twitter.com/Gd84lhQDEe— Kirk MacDonald (@KirkMacDonald5) August 4, 2022