Hydro-Québec teams are trying to reconnect customers without electricity as soon as possible. As of 8 a.m. Monday morning, approximately 22,000 customers were still without power (Archives). Hydro-Quebec, which lost power over the weekend, continues Monday.
At 8 a.m., just under 22,000 customers of the Crown corporation were still deprived of electricity. By Sunday evening, that number was over 80,000.
The two regions that remained the most affected by the blackouts in the middle of the morning on Monday were those of Lanaudière, with more than 13,150 subscribers without electricity, compared to just over 5,500 in the Laurentians.
On the island of Montreal, the situation has improved rapidly. There were 4,250 customers without power at 5 a.m., but three hours later there were less than 700 left.
These are severe thunderstorms that moved across Quebec Sunday which were at the origin of these numerous breakdowns. Hydro-Québec explains that they were partly caused by the tripping of protective equipment due to the lightning that accompanied the storms.
Tree branches also came into contact with the electricity distribution network, causing interruptions.
A hundred workers are hard at work to restore the service as soon as possible. quickly as possible, according to Hydro-Quebec.