This is drone footage from Hydro Ottawa.
I’ve lived here for give or take 30 years. And although kids tend to be more oblivious to news/life beyond their own bubbles (msyelf included), I don’t ever remember anything like this. The closest would be the big ice storm of 1998. I remember it well. (going out for breakfast because we had no power…seeing my friend her brother trudging to school….they didn’t get the memo that school was cancelled.)