MONTREAL – hundreds of thousands of people are still in power in southern Quebec after the region was tense rain and strong wind.
Quebec-Hydro says that the storm Monday caused branches and trees to come in contact with their network, leaving 275,000 people without power on Tuesday morning.
The Crown Corporation says that the hardest hit areas were Laval, Lanaudiere and Laurentians.
Meanwhile, the city of Laval opened two community centers at night to help people without electricity.
On Tuesday morning, over 80,000 people in the city were powerless, and over 90,000 people were still left in the dark at Lanaudier.
Hydro-Quebec spokesman Louis-Olivier Batty said on Monday evening that teams from regions that were less affected by power outages were called reinforcements.