Thousands in Montreal left without power after this morning's thunderstorm

Jul 17 2018, 12:13 pm

This morning’s thunderstorm in Montreal has resulted in a power outage for hundreds of residents in downtown and and over 4,000 outages in Montreal North, according to Hydro Quebec.

Environment Canada had issued a severe thunderstorm alert in the early hours of Tuesday morning for the Greater Montreal area which has since been lifted.

The passing storm was still big enough to cause a power outage.

Montreal power

Hydro-Québec

The city’s most affected area is Pointe-Saint-Charles, specifically from Rue d’Hibernia to Rue le Ber where 326 homes were without power as of 8:30 am, Tuesday.

The Le Plateau and Mile-Ex regions of the city are also dealing with a power outage as more than 50 cases of power outages have been reported.

Montreal North is dealing with a substantial outage as 4,257 residents are without electricity. Hydro-Québec claims Montreal North is dealing with an electrical accident caused by this morning’s storm.

without power

Hydro-Québec

The public utility company claims to have all the affected areas back on track by early afternoon Tuesday.

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