Strong winds leave more than 350,000 Hydro Québec customers without electricity – archyde

Overnight gusts reached 106 km / h at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal.

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About 350,000 Hydro Québec customers were without power on Sunday morning after strong winds hit the south of the province overnight.

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Montérégie was the hardest hit region with 102,169 customers groping in the dark at 7:30 a.m., compared to 23,613 in Montreal.

“Linemen are already working to restore service,” Hydro-Québec said in a statement on Saturday evening. “However, increasing winds make your job more difficult.”

According to Environment Canada, the gusts peaked at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal at 106 km / h. Winds reached 90 km / h in many parts of South Quebec.

While the agency pulled its various warnings overnight as the weather system shifted east, Quebec still looks like a windy Sunday.

Quebecers can check the map of failures here .

In Ontario, more than 140,000 customers were without electricity on Saturday night because of the strong wind. Police said they responded to numerous calls about fallen wires, trees and debris flying around.

Reference-www.nach-welt.com

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