Thousands of Quebec Residents Still Without Power Following Harsh Winter Storm
Thousands of Quebec residents are still with power following the outage caused by the snowstorm that started late last week. Hydro-Québec customers in the region have been facing power outages and more than 550,000 clients lost power at one time or another since Thursday evening.
CEO of Hydro-Quebec, Sophie Brochu, shared that workers are busy trying to restore power for the clients. About 70,000 clients of the company were still without power on Monday morning. She added that more outages could take longer to resolve. At one time or another since Thursday evening, over 550,000 clients of Hydro-Québec lost power, according to Brochu. At the height of the storm, there were about 380,000 Quebec customers without electricity.
Furthermore, Via Rail tweeted that it was canceling all Boxing Day trains due to ongoing complications from the derailment of a train on Christmas eve. The company had to cancel all Christmas day trains throwing a wrench in a lot of travel plans. Delays have also been reported at Montreal’s Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport and at Jean-Lesage International Airport in Quebec City.