Snow, freezing rain leaves thousands in Quebec without power



MONTREAL – About 130,000 homes in Quebec were still without power Saturday morning after heavy snow and freezing rain Friday caused trees and branches to crash into power lines.

The Laurentian Mountains region, north of Montreal, was the area most affected by the storm, according to the province’s hydro utility.

Power might not be fully restored to all affected homes until Monday, said Hydro-Quebec spokeswoman Danielle Chabot.

She said the agency has “a lot of workers on the ground. We had to call teams of workers from different regions for help.”

There were several car crashes on roads in Montreal and south of the city on Saturday but no major injuries were reported to police.

The storm is not over, however.

Up to 30 cm of snow is still expected to fall in the north and east regions of the province.

Sun News Videos

Mink farming

Nova Scotia produces half of Canada's mink fur.

Feminist 'consent underwear' spark debate

Do consent underwear just change the conversation from 'rape culture' to 'slut culture'?

Afghanistan's upcoming election

With an election rapidly approaching, change is on its way to Afghanistan. Good or bad, the world is watching.

Ezra Levant’s The Source is the most provocative and thought-changing multimedia show in Canada.

This show is 100% focused on the political battles taking place across Canada, in the United States...even around the world.

Michael Coren brings you strong, balanced opinions to challenge conventional thinking.

Byline brings you the stories you won’t hear anywhere else while exploring points of view that are all too often ignored.