High winds wreak havoc in Brome County

Sherbrooke Record - - BROME COUNTY NEWS -

The wind­storm that struck the Brome County re­gion on Sun­day night caused ma­jor dam­age and power out­ages. While Hy­dro-que­bec scram­bled to re­gain ser­vice to over 200,000 in the prov­ince, vol­un­teer crews were mo­bi­liz­ing to clear trees and branches from count­less prop­erty own­ers who have suf­fered dam­age.

Two schools can­celled classes af­ter the start of the day Mon­day, Sharon Priest, the com­mu­ni­ca­tions con­sul­tant for the Eastern Town­ships School Board wrote in an email. At Knowl­ton Academy, the fire de­part­ment ad­vised the school to evac­u­ate due to the fact that with­out elec­tric­ity the fan that vents for the gas stove was not op­er­at­ing. The gas was switched off and par­ents were con­tacted to pick up their chil­dren.

Parkview El­e­men­tary School was with­out power Mon­day morn­ing. Due to some ar­eas of the school that do not have a lot of nat­u­ral light, par­ents were in­formed of the out­age and those who could picked up their chil­dren. Some stu­dents re­mained at the school with staff mem­bers present. Ev­ery­one at the school was safe and se­cure, Priest wrote.

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