York Regional Police cruiser. Photo: YRP.
York Regional Police say a man died after being struck by a falling tree in Markham on Wednesday.
Officials were called to the 19th Avenue and Highway 48 area near Dickson Hill Road around 6 p.m.
Duty Insp. Brad Weick tells CityNews that a man was cutting a tree when it shifted and hit him. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the official said.
It’s not being treated as suspicious.
About 800,000 people in Ontario and Quebec were without power Wednesday after a messy mix of freezing rain and thunderstorms battered parts of both provinces.
York-Durham and other regions in southern Ontario were under weather warnings, including a rainfall warning, for most of the day, but they were mostly lifted once the heavy rain subsided in the evening.