Over 50 Hydro-Québec teams are working to restore power across the province after hundreds of outages were caused by today’s wind storm.
“Power outages started early this morning, around 2:00 am, when more than 50 teams were on the job. All regions of the province are affected by blackouts, particularly in Montérégie,” said Hydro-Québec in a statement.
“More than 300 linemen are mobilized to restore service as quickly as possible.”
Over 200,000 customers are still without power.
200 000 clients présentement en #panne. Plus de 700 employés sont à pied d’oeuvre pour rétablir le service le plus rapidement possible. 👷🔌
— Hydro-Québec (@client_hydro) October 30, 2017
More outages are expected throughout the day as strong winds continue.
According to Environment Canada, gusts over 90 km/h are expected for several areas in the province.