Power restored in Montreal area after strong winds and heavy rain
Tuesday night's storm knocked out power to 93,000 homes and businesses
Hydro-Québec crews have restored power to tens of thousands of customers after strong winds buffeted southern Quebec Tuesday night, downing branches and power lines.
In Montreal overnight wind gusts were as strong as 80 km/h and in Sorel-Tracy, east of Montreal, winds reached up to 95 km/h, according to Environment Canada.
In Ste-Dorothée, Laval, a tree in Melanie Du Sablon's backyard fell into the pool.
The storm knocked out power to more than 93,000 homes and businesses across the province.
That number dropped over the course of the morning, as more than 400 Hydro-Québec employees worked to restore power.
Most customers had their electricity restored by 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Hydro-Québec officials said that the regions with the most extensive damage should have their power back by 11 p.m.