Mother Nature gives a hard time to the employees of Hydro-Québec. Thunder cells and strong winds caused numerous breakdowns from the beginning of the afternoon Monday.
These weather conditions resulted in vegetation came in contact with power lines or fallen squarely on the son.
At 19 pm, a little over 8,600 customers were without power.
The unlucky were mainly concentrated in the regions of Montérégie, the Bas-Saint-Laurent, Chaudière-Appalaches and Laurentides.
In the evening, more than 1,100 homes were still without power in Chaudière-Appalaches, mainly in the Etchemins sector. In the Bas-Saint-Laurent, the number of breakdowns in 1440 still amounted residences.
The spokesman of the corporation, Louis-Olivier Batty, is hopeful that things back to normal relatively quickly.
“We already see some recoveries that were made … It is believed that current of the evening or early night, this should be substantially adjusted,” he argued.
He added that teams from Hydro-Quebec were fielded “to watch the situation and its evolution” and “to restore service and carry out work if necessary.”
Some areas might have to wait several more hours before power is restored. Hydro-Québec is still expected that the electricity is back around mid-morning Tuesday.