A tree limb broke off and was resting on top of hydro wires across from Goodwill’s Used Cars on the eastern boundary of Aylmer on the early afternoon of Monday, Nov. 24. At about the same time, Hydro One reported a power outage affecting 1,351 electricity customers in Malahide and Bayham. Power was to be restored by 3 p.m. that day and the public was advised to stay clear of downed hydro lines. Environment Canada had issued a wind warning for all of Elgin County including Aylmer due to a deep low from Texas dragging a sharp arctic cold front east across southern and eastern Ontario that afternoon. The front’s arrival was preceded by strong southwesterly winds with wind speeds of 60 to 70 kilometres an hour with gusts of 90 to 100 km/h. The strong winds were expected to last into the event and had the potential to cause tree damage and power outages. The winds were expected to diminish overnight.