Elora cleans up after the storm damages trees (19 photos)

ELORA – Wednesday night’s storm knocked out power and damaged trees in Elora and Salem.

Power has since been restored after all of Elora and the surrounding area went dark following a short but powerful storm. Trees were toppled or suffered other damage across the city, with some still blocking roads Thursday morning.

Crews were out Thursday morning to clean up debris and work on reopening closed roads.

In a news release, the GRCA said the Elora Gorge Conservation Area has been closed to day access and new overnight camping reservations until further notice due to extensive tree damage. Customers with camping and tubing reservations for the remainder of the week will be contacted directly regarding their reservations.

Updates on the status of GRCA parks can be found here.

Wellington County residents can drop off storm-related brush at select waste disposal facilities for free through the end of the day Saturday.

Branches not exceeding six feet in length may be deposited free of charge at landfills in Aberfoyle, Belwood, Harriston and Riverstown.

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