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Over 300,000 Hydro Québec Customers Still Without Power As Temperatures Set To Drop Below Freezing

Power outage affect thousands in the Laval, Lanaudière, and Laurentides regions.
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Over 300,000 Hydro Québec Customers Still Without Power As Temperatures Set To Drop Below Freezing

As of the time of writing, 310,323 Hydro Québec customers are without electricity due to freezing rain and strong winds, according to the company website and a Twitter post.

Each with over 100 reported service interruptions, the Laval, Lanaudière, and Laurentides regions, all north of Montreal, have been the hardest hit. The three regions account for almost 260,000 of the customers without electricity.

On Montreal Island, there are 7,342 affected Hydro customers.

A Hydro Québec spokesperson for the Laval and Laurentides regions tells Narcity Media that there is so far no estimate as to when power will be restored in those areas.

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TLDR: At the time of writing, 310,323 Hydro Québec customers are without electricity due to freezing rain and strong winds. There is no estimate as to when power will be restored in the most affected regions.

Hydro crews are hard at work in treacherous conditions to restore electricity.

Un épisode de verglas et de forts vents frappe plusieurs régions, notamment les #Laurentides, #Lanaudière, @laval311 et @MTL_Ville, fragilisant la végétation qui entre en contact avec le réseau. Nos équipes sont déployées afin de rétablir le service le plus rapidement possible.

April 8, 2019

Just a few power outages around Montreal (in orange).#FreezingRainpic.twitter.com/g8revZnJSN

April 8, 2019

Meanwhile, according to the government of Canada's hourly forecast for Montreal, temperatures are set to drop below freezing in the coming hours, reaching a nightly low of -3 degrees C at 4:00 a.m.

[rebelmouse-image 26893640 photo_credit="Government of Canada" expand=1 original_size="1137x640"] Government of Canada

Residents in affected areas should be sure to check on their vulnerable neighbours, including the elderly.

Hydro Québec also encourages customers to subscribe for updates on the company mobile app.

Plus de 265 000 clients sont en panne et nos équipes s'affairent à rétablir le tout le plus rapidement possible. Si vous utilisez notre application mobile, inscrivez-vous aux notifications.

April 8, 2019

Stay tuned for updates.

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