Thunderstorms and heavy rain hit PEI last night just before 8.30 knocking out power and causing some flooded roads. It was one of the most intense summer storms on PEI in a few years.
Maritime Elecrtric reports most power has been restored to 20,000 customers who lost their electricity last night.
Power was out in Stratford, parts of Charlottetown and north of the city and even as far off as Montague and Murray River plus Georgetown and Souris. Hunter and surrounding areas also had many outages.
The first band of thunderstorms hit just after 8.00 and a second band arrived near midnight.
There were lightning strikes reported at the Brackley Drive-in and near the Hunter River Irving.
The RCMP had to warn motorists about gravel washing on the road on Route 2 near St. Peters.
The road was flooded near Holland College at Edward and Grafton in Charlottetown.
Traffic lights were also out in some parts of the city. Some were still out in this morning in different parts of the city including the east end and the bypass at St. Peters Road.
Over 45 mm of rain came down in the storm. Hail the size of golf balls fell the Murray River area.