Power gradually restored in Quebec, Ontario after deadly summer storm


MONTREAL – Hydro crews in Quebec and Ontario gradually restored power to thousands of customers on Sunday after a powerful storm swept through both provinces two days earlier.

The storm, which brought winds up to 100 kilometres per hour in some places, uprooted trees, brought down power lines, and even overturned some cars.

Quebec was particularly hard hit.

At the height of the storm, about 560,000 Hydro Quebec customers had lost electricity.

That number had been cut down to 80,000 by late afternoon on Sunday.

Power was restored to over 90 per cent of customers in Montreal but other areas north of the city could take longer, said a spokesman for Hydro Quebec.

Louis-Olivier Batty said workers still need to clear away trees and branches from some power lines.

Trouble spots in Quebec include Laval, the Laurentians, Lanaudiere as well as the Outaouais region near Ottawa.

In Ontario, about 36,000 Hydro One customers were without power as of Sunday afternoon.

A municipal worker in a Montreal suburb was killed by a falling tree during the storm, while at least ten others were injured across Quebec.

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Power gradually restored in Quebec, Ontario after deadly summer storm

  1. It happens over and over…after a powerful storm..unionized electrical workers work day and night, earning a bundle… God loves Unions!

    • The work they do is dangerous and specialized, and they generally are working in miserable weather conditions. My hat is off to the those powerline technicians.

  2. I was in african lion safari and a whole branch fell over and the boat was chained to the bars and it broke the boat flew across the water and hit the monkeys cage the monkeys started climbing all over it.its the monkeys boat now

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