Strong winds cause power outages

Strong winds cause power outages
Strong winds cause power outages

Returning home could be disrupted in the Abitibi and Rouyn-Noranda MRCs. At the end of the afternoon, more than 3,000 customers were without electricity due to Hydro-Québec equipment failure.

Customers of the State Company in Launay, Preissac, Sainte-Gertrude-Manneville and Trécesson are all affected by the power outage. In Berry, the majority of citizens as well as some sectors of the town of Amos are also among the homes without electricity.


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The violent winds left traces in Preissac.

Photo: Courtesy: Jonathan Lavoie

In the Cadillac district of the MRC of Rouyn-Noranda, the 487 customers are also without electricity, as are 60 homes in the Arntfield district.

Strong winds in the area are believed to be responsible for these outages. Hydro-Québec estimates that, depending on the affected sectors, electricity should be back between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. this Wednesday evening.

The severe thunderstorm watch issued by Environment Canada is still in effect in Abitibi.

On the show Golden morningsthe meteorologist, Simon Legault, indicated that the information was intended to help the population prepare for bad weather and secure objects that could fly away.

Témiscamingue was subject to a severe thunderstorm warning in the afternoon, indicating risks of gusts, heavy rain, hail and thunderstorms in the evening.




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