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Canada Powerful storms leave thousands without electricity in southern Quebec

05:46  24 june  2020
05:46  24 june  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

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More than 15,000 homes and businesses in Quebec were still without power and air conditioning this afternoon following violent storms . Update: 27,424 are without electricity as of 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Heavy rain and powerful winds have left thousands of Quebecers in the dark on Thursday evening. Hydro- Québec says power outages are The weather agency had issued a severe thunderstorm warning for several areas in southern Quebec , including Montreal, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the

a residential street in front of a house: Falling trees, branches and other debris has been the main cause of the service interruptions, Hydro-Québec says. © Sabrina Marandola/CBC Falling trees, branches and other debris has been the main cause of the service interruptions, Hydro-Québec says.

Hydro-Québec says crews are on the ground working to restore power to tens of thousands of customers across southern Quebec after powerful storms caused about 300 service interruptions.

At its peak, nearly 80,000 customers lost electricity by about 7 p.m. Just in Montreal, a total of 86 service interruptions affected more than 25,000 clients.

Across the province, Hydro-Québec crews were able to restore power to more than 20,000 customers within a few hours, but those numbers are expected to fluctuate until everything is back online and the storms die down.

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MONTREAL — Hundreds of thousands of people are still without power in southern Quebec after the region was hit freezing rain and strong winds. Quebec -Hydro says the storm Monday caused branches and trees to come in contact with their network, leaving 275

Hydro repair crews continue restoring electricity to thousands of homes and businesses affected by a powerful wind storm that raked Ontario Wednesday. Leave a comment. Share this item. The strong wind also caused multiple outages in western Quebec . Hydro Quebec was dealing with more

Hydro-Québec spokesperson Cendrix Bouchard was unable to predict when everything will be repaired.

"Really what happened is, strong winds, many different storm cells,"  he said. "Sometimes what we will see in summer is one big storm system that will sweep through the province."

However, there were many different storms blowing in different directions this time, he said.

By about 9:30 p.m., some 90 crews were on the ground working to restore power where branches and trees have come into contact with the power grid.

"We do have a lot of people on the ground and will bring some if need be," Bouchard said.

Washouts close roads after soaking rain, prompting another state of emergency in southwest Manitoba .
The rural municipality of Clanwilliam-Erickson in Manitoba has declared a state of emergency due to least two storms that hit the southwest region Sunday. Victor Baraniuk, reeve of the rural municipality near Riding Mountain National Park, said overland flooding completely washed out roads in the area, prompting him to call a state of emergency by 9:30 p.m. Monday. The rural municipality isn't forcing residents to leave their homes at this point  but strongly advise those in the Otter Lake area to move to drier ground, he said. He's worried some people could get trapped. "The road was washing right out, and you know, there's one way in and one way out," he said.

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