Nearly 35,000 residences were still without electricity early Tuesday morning, while Hydro-Quebec expects a return to normal by Wednesday.
According to the most recent report from the state-owned company, around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, 35,402 customers were still without power. As since the start of the storm on Friday, the Capitale-Nationale region is the most affected region. , with another 12,140 homes in the dark. Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is just behind, with 6,995 customers without electricity. Côte-Nord comes next (5,824 customers), followed by the Laurentians (3,502 customers), Mauricie (3,137 customers) and Bas-Saint-Laurent (1,640). Complex work Nearly 1,200 employees were still in the field on Monday, to try to restore electricity as quickly as possible. They face great challenges since some places where they have to carry out repairs are difficult to access. Employees have to get there by snowmobile or even snowshoes. At the height of the event, on the night of Friday to Saturday, there were about 380,000 customers out of order simultaneously. Hydro-Québec hopes to be able to connect all customers who no longer have electricity by Wednesday.