Microburst in NDG: a portion of the electrical grid rebuilt

News 24 August, 2017

    QMI agency

    Wednesday, 23 August, 2017 15:13

    Wednesday, 23 August, 2017 15:19

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    MONTREAL – The microburst that blew on the Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Montreal, has caused damage so great that a part of the electrical network of Hydro-Quebec had to be completely rebuilt.

    Across the province, more than 200 teams of the State-owned company that have worked throughout the night to install new poles and redo the network. Wednesday, their number was increased to about 250, said the Company’s Status on his Twitter account in the middle of the day.

    The damages were still well visible in the aftermath of the passage of the microburst. Trees in good health, older than 70 years of age, have cracked and fallen under the force of the wind is extremely powerful.

    The damage to many cars, and homes, were still apparent on Wednesday. Owners will certainly need to rebuild their mat electric which, for some, was ripped off during the storm.

    Many streets were still inaccessible in the neighborhood in the middle of the day.

    To 14 pm, more than 20 000 Hydro-Quebec customers were still without power, primarily on the island of Montreal, in the Laurentians, Lanaudière and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.