The expression "after the good weather, comes the rain" took on its full meaning on Monday, at the end of the day, after thunderstorms caused extensive damage, thus depriving more than 32,000 homes of electricity.
In all in Quebec, there are more than a hundred outages, the regions of Montreal and Montérégie being the most affected with respectively more than 10,000 and more than 7,000 customers without power.
“Outages are widespread given the storm that crossed several regions of Quebec,” said Marie-France Barrette, spokesperson for Hydro-Quebec.
Many Hydro-Québec subscribers in the Estrie, Lanaudière, Laurentides and Outaouais regions also find themselves in the dark.
A tree falls on Hydro-Québec facilities
At the start of the evening, Route 223 had to be closed in both directions near McMasterville, in Montérégie, after a tree fell on the tracks, causing electrical wires belonging to the state-owned company to fall. .
The event would have occurred around 5:20 p.m. between rue Bernard-Pilon and Montée Robert, indicated Quebec 511 in a publication. The road should reopen Tuesday morning, for its part, specified the Régie intermunicipale de police Richelieu-Saint-Laurent to the QMI Agency.