RECENT LOCATIONS

Close
Add a location
Edit your saved locations

Storm leaves thousands without power in QC, ON


Staff writers
December 23, 2012 — More than 47,000 Hydro-Quebec customers were still without power Sunday morning, after a powerful storm swept through the province on Friday.


Strong easterly winds are expected through Sunday. Motorists are urged exercise caution on the roads as blowing snow could reduce visibility.
Strong easterly winds are expected through Sunday. Motorists are urged exercise caution on the roads as blowing snow could reduce visibility.

Work crews in Quebec continue to restore power to thousands who lost electricity when a winter storm blasted parts of the province on Friday.

Hydro-Quebec says it's hoping to have electricity back for most residences and businesses by late Sunday or Monday. 

There were about 40,000 without power across the province at noon on Sunday. 

More than 120,000 clients were put in the dark from heavy snow and high winds.

The Laurentians and the Lanaudiere region north of Montreal got the brunt of the storm. Some residents haven't had electricity since Friday afternoon. 

In Ontario, Hydro One says about 3,000 customers remain without power. 


With files from The Canadian Press

Log in or Sign up to submit a comment.




Comments





Take your weather with you, no matter where you go.

Get instant forecasts and alerts, right on your computer.

  • RSS & Data
Add weather updates to your website or RSS reader.