Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the area early Monday morning (Apr. 10).

The weather agency says those gusts ranged from 70 km/h to almost 90 km/h.

"We had a pretty intense cold front swing through the province," said Erin Staunton, a meteorologist with Environment Canada.

The strongest wind gust in the area was reported at the Villeneuve Airport in Sturgeon County, at 89 km/h.

"It's not uncommon to see quite strong gusty winds with a cold front, such as what we had come through," said Staunton.

The strongest wind gusts happened in Whitecourt, with wind reaching over 100 km/h.