Extreme weather collapses house

By Lindsay Advocate

Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call for assistance after two people were reported to be trapped in a collapsed house.

On July 15, shortly after 4 p.m., officers were called to a house that had collapsed on Royal Oak Road near Manilla, due to severe weather in the area.

A number of downed trees made the road unpassable to emergency vehicles.  Officers proceeded on foot to check on the trapped people, while Fire and EMS cleared the roadway of debris to allow access to the scene.

One person was treated by EMS and transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Royal Oak Road remains closed from Simcoe Street to White Rock Road while Kawartha Lakes Roads Department cleans up the fallen trees. 

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