Thousands without power as post-tropical storm moves through Quebec

Close to 50,000 Hydro-Québec customers are still without power Wednesday morning, most in the Quebec City region.

Storm moving toward New Brunswick through eastern Quebec

A downed tree in the Charlesbourg neighbourhood of Quebec City. Heavy rain and wind battered the region overnight as the remnants of a post-tropical storm moved through the province. (Daniel Coulombe/Radio-Canada)

Heavy rain battered the province overnight as post-tropical storm Isaias crossed into Quebec, leaving tens of thousands of Quebecers without power.

As of Wednesday morning, about 46,000 Hydro-Québec customers were still in the dark, most in the Quebec City region.

The storm touched down in North Carolina late Monday and the Canadian Hurricane Centre says it is expected to travel eastward to New Brunswick today.

After a rainy Tuesday, Environment Canada predicts partially cloudy skies over Montreal with a low chance of precipitation on Wednesday. (Jean-Claude Taliana/CBC)

The rain has eased up for much of the province, but a rainfall warning is still in effect for Chibougamau, where up to 25 mm of rain is expected to fall today.

Environment Canada meteorologist Jean-Philippe Bégin said people living in the affected regions should ensure their drains are cleared and consider avoiding driving while rainfall remains heavy.

With files from CBC Montreal's Let's Go


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