Over 28,000 Montrealers left without power as rainfall warning continues

Oct 17 2019, 5:48 am

Close to 29,000 Montrealers around the island are dealing with power outages this morning as Environment Canada’s rainfall warning continues into its second day.

“Between 50 and 80 millimetres are expected” throughout Montreal and the Montérégie regions by this evening, says the alert.

The weather agency also warned that heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

The power outages have affected homes and businesses in downtown Montreal, Cote Saint-Luc, NDG, Hampstead, Verdun, Montreal West, Outremont, Rosemont-la-Petite-Patrie, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, and parts of the South Shore.

Hydro-Québec expects power to return “around 10:30 am.”

Montreal rainfall

Hydro-Québec

The rainfall warning remains in effect for the following areas:

  • Châteauguay – La Prairie area
  • Laval area
  • Longueuil – Varennes area
  • Montréal Island area

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant downpours are expected. The weather agency urges citizens to continually monitor alert and updates.