A giant power cut has affected tens of thousands of residents west of downtown Montreal. The power outages began unexpectedly at around 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26.\nThe cause of the power outage is not yet known, though some news sources are reporting that the cause of the outage are "emergency repairs" at the Hampstead post.\nIt mainly is affecting the boroughs and suburbs west of downtown: Hampstead, Côte-Saint-Luc, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Montréal-Ouest. Service is expected to resume at around 4:30 this afternoon. Until then, residents will have to wait in the dark.\nHydro Québec customers can use Hydro-Quebec's interractive outage map to track ongoing outages. The map appears to show over 60,000 customers who are currently without electricity.\nThe screenshot below shows a layout of the area most affected by the outages. As of now, the boroughs affected are Hampstead, Côte-Saint-Luc, Notre-Dame-Grâce and Montréal-Ouest.\nHydro Quebec\nREAD ALSO: Environment Canada Warning: Thunderstorm Threatens Tornado Across Southern Quebec\nHydro Quebec states on their map that service should resume around 4:30.\nOn a warm day like today power outages can cause serious problems for some residents. Much of the food that people keep in the fridge may spoil, and people are more at risk for heatstroke as the AC is turned off.\nView this post on Instagram 75 bougies? Nous nous sommes dit que nous pouvions faire mieux. #1944 #75ans #anniversaire #Histoire #montreal #centreville #yul #mtl #québec A post shared by Hydro-Québec (@hydroquebec) on Apr 14, 2019 at 4:52pm PDT\nWe reached out to Hydro Quebec but they have not yet responded with a comment. Other news sources are reporting that the cause of the outage are "emergency repairs" at the Hampstead post.\nWe will update this post as more information becomes available.\nPower outages are currently affecting over 60,000 people in Hampstead, Côte-Saint-Luc, Notre-Dame-Grâce and Montréal-Ouest. Service is only expected to resume at about 4:30 this afternoon. We reached out to Hydro Québec for comment but they have not yet gotten back to us.\nRead La Presse's article here.