This afternoon’s thunderstorm has hit Montreal hard as high winds and heavy rains have caused power outages in several areas.
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for Montreal and surrounding areas earlier today.
— Degree Orange (@degree_orange) August 22, 2017
— Sophie Colombani (@ASophie_MM) August 22, 2017
— Velibor Božović (@vebahood) August 22, 2017
— lyssiα (@xMissxChievousx) August 22, 2017
— Eric Buzaglo (@buzaglo04) August 22, 2017
Storm approaching 12:00PM Montreal pic.twitter.com/MmuH9QygpV
— Suzanne Gagnon (@mcgee_suzanne) August 22, 2017
The storm watch has since ended for:
- Châteauguay – La Prairie area
- Laval area
- Montréal Island area
- Longueuil – Varennes area
Our teams are on stand by and are ready to intervene as soon as power outages are happening.
— Hydro-Québec (@hydro_customer) August 22, 2017
Over 45,000 Hydro-Quebec customers have been left without power. The company says its teams are on standby and are ready to intervene as soon as power outages are happening.