Power out­ages across the prov­ince

Sherbrooke Record - - FRONT PAGE - By Matthew Mc­cully

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.

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