(Montreal) Hydro-Quebec announced Thursday morning that all power outages caused by the ice storm that hit several regions of Quebec on April 5 have been repaired.
Shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday, Hydro-Quebec reported that a few hundred of its customers had no power in Quebec. The public company’s media relations team leader, Maxence Huard-Lefebvre, said in an interview with the Réseau de l’information (RDI) that these outages were not attributable to the freezing rain in last week, but to other incidents.
Shortly before daybreak on Wednesday, there were 4,500 subscribers who still had no electricity in their homes, including more than 3,100 on the island of Montreal.
The ice storm gave Hydro-Québec a lot of trouble, because at the height of the crisis, more than 1.1 million of its customers were without electricity.
At the start of this week, some 1,500 workers were on the ground, 40% of them in Montreal, to restore power.