Quebec storm puts 150,000 in the dark

A severe winter storm left around 150,000 homes in Quebec without power over the weekend, it was reported. Electricity company Hydro-Québec told CBC News the main reason for the outages on Sunday afternoon was because of fallen […]

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By Taryn Nixon

A severe winter storm left around 150,000 homes in Quebec without power over the weekend, it was reported.

Electricity company Hydro-Québec told CBC News the main reason for the outages on Sunday afternoon was because of fallen branches hitting power lines.

Around 95% of homes were restored with power overnight, the power company said, with 8,500 still in the dark yesterday morning.

Extreme cold weather warnings were issued for Quebec over the next few days by the Canadian government, with temperatures expected to plummet to -38 to -45°C.