Power slowly restored across Quebec
Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 8:27 AM -
Heavy rain and strong winds tore through Quebec on Monday, causing localized flooding and leaving thousands of residents in the dark.
At the height of the storm, close to 40,000 customers were without power, including more than 11,000 homes and businesses in the Monteregie region.
According to Hydro-Quebec, the widespread outages were a result of downed trees and power lines.
Hydro crews worked through the night to slowly restore power across the region.
Wind gusts of more than 90 km/h were recorded in Montreal.
The damaging winds and stormy weather were part of the same system that brought severe weather to the U.S. over the weekend.
It also slowed the Monday morning commute in southern Ontario with close to 50 mm of rain reported in some areas.
The fast moving system will continue to push into the Maritimes on Tuesday, with up to 15 mm of rain expected through Wednesday.