Hydro-Quebec in region
In the coming months, Hydro-Quebec will be clearing vegetation around hydro poles and installations in the following local municipalities: Austin, Ayer’s Cliff, Bolton East, Eastman, Hatley, Magog, Orford, Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley, Saint-Etienne-de-Bolton, Stanstead and South Stukely.
On average, almost half of all power failures are caused by branches or trees falling on hydro lines. To prevent this, Hydro-Quebec clears the vegetation around close 17,500 kilometers of power lines each year.
Hydro-Quebec would like to remind homeowners that it is dangerous to come close to the electricity network. Only Hydro-Quebec employees and qualified companies are equipped to come closer than three meters to electric lines. Never try to cut a tree or branches that are close to power lines.
For more information about what kind of trees to plant near power lines or to make a request to have trees near power lines cut, visit the Hydro Quebec website.