Ice storm leaves thousands in Ontario, Quebec without power

from CBC.ca archives | Tue, 6 Jan 1998

A storm that brought freezing rain to parts of eastern Ontario and western Quebec is moving east and causing more havoc. Eight hydro transmission towers have collapsed, sending high-tension lines across a main highway between Montreal and Quebec City.

The pylons were brought down by heavy ice.

A section of Highway 20 is closed in both directions between St-Charles and Drummondville.

More than 750,000 Quebecers are without power in a large area stretching from the Outaouais, across from Ottawa, south to the U.S. border. The number includes almost 200,000 Montrealers.

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