Power outages across the province
Roughly 200,000 homes were without power yesterday due to heavy wind and rain across southern Quebec.
According to the Hydro Quebec website, a low pressure system coming from New England brought winds over 90 km/h, causing falling trees and branches to bring down lines and interrupt service.
The challenging weather continued throughout the day causing additional outages and making it difficult to access and repair downed lines.
Over 700 Hydro Quebec employees were on the ground yesterday working to restore service across the province.
By press time some Townships residents were going on over 12 hours without electricity.
Wayne Shanahan, owner of Sutton’s La Rumeur Affamé, says that there were lots of trees down from the high winds between Knowlton and Sutton. On his property that straddles TBL and Brome, a 150-year-old pine collapsed, luckily missing his car and house.