Nearly 20,000 customers still had no electricity Wednesday morning, while this number approached 15,000 Tuesday evening, and Hydro-Quebec anticipated a return to normal.
According to the state-owned company's most recent report, around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, 20,309 customers were still without power. Not surprisingly, the Capitale-Nationale region remains the most affected region, as it has since the start of the storm Friday, with another 6,664 homes plunged into darkness. La Mauricie finds itself just behind with 5,385 customers without electricity. Côte-Nord and Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean come next, with 2,550 and 2,494 customers without power, respectively. The Laurentians follow with a total of 1,841 customers without power. 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 expected to be able to connect all customers who no longer have electricity by Wednesday.