Canada
Snow, freezing rain leaves thousands in Quebec without power

Credits: ERICK RIVEST/QMI AGENCY

QMI AGENCY

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.

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