Strong winds cause thousands of breakdowns in Quebec

branches-arbres-cassees-endommage-filsThe strong winds blowing over Quebec in December 24 caused many breakdowns on Hydro-Quebec network.

Thus, at 14:30 on Thursday, more than 147,000 customers were without power across the province.

The Laurentians were the most affected region, while about 57,000 customers were without power. More than 20,000 customers were without service in Abitibi-Témiscamingue as well as in Outaouais, and nearly 17,000 in Montérégie and Montreal.

Tree branches were broken and damaged transmission son. Wind gusts occasionally reached the 90 km / hour.

Waiting and employees on leave teams were mobilized to repair the break, and reinforcements were requested in eastern Quebec, where the situation was calmer.

Hydro-Quebec said he wanted to restore power “as quickly as possible”, while Quebecers were preparing to celebrate Christmas.

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