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Close to 200,000 households out of power in Montreal right now

Close to 200,000 households out of power in Montreal right now
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In Montreal, Wednesday, 2:35pm, thousands of households have lost power.

According to Hydro Quebec's power outage map, there are close to 200,000 households currently out of power on the island of Montreal. A "trigger of a protective mechanism on one of the high voltage transmission lines," has been determined as the cause.

Hydro Quebec

Source: Hydro Quebec

The affected areas at this time are the majority of Montreal West's neighborhoods:

  • Côte-Des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
  • Saint-Laurent
  • Côte Saint-Luc
  • Hampstead
  • Kirkland
  • Beaconsfield
  • Pointe-Claire
  • Mont-Royal
  • Île Perrot

This service interruption is planned to be restored at 4:30pm in most affected areas. For live updates, visit Hydro-Quebec's power outages page.

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