July 23, 2024

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Tens of thousands of wrecks in Quebec

Tens of thousands of wrecks in Quebec

Up to 200,000 Hydro-Québec customers lost power in Montreal Thursday afternoon amid a heat wave.

More than 300 outages caused by “equipment failure” were listed in the metropolis on Thursday afternoon, mainly in the West Island as well as in Saint-Laurent, Côte-des-Neiges, Notre-Dame-de-Grace. and Côte-Saint-Luc.

Screen capture/Hydro Quebec

The state-owned firm said via Twitter that the breaks were caused by “triggering a defense mechanism against one.” [ses] High Voltage Transmission Lines”.

  • Listen to a summary by Francis Labe, representative at Hydro-Québec Through the microphone of Jean-Francois Baril QUB-Radio :

She adds that her “teams are mobilized to restore service as quickly as possible”.

Just after 4 p.m., Hydro-Québec informed its customers affected by the power outage that they should have power “by late afternoon or early evening.”

However, Hydro-Québec has not confirmed what triggered this mechanism.

A power outage has disrupted some operations at Montreal-Trudeau Airport.

The US Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) indicates that flights from the United States to Montreal may be delayed.

Screenshot/FAA website

Across Quebec, more than 29,000 customers were without power.

Power problems disrupted service on the orange metro line between Côte-Vertou and Lionel-Groulx stations for about half an hour, but were able to resume at 3:30 p.m.

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