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.

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