More than 200,000 Montreal homes were without electricity (and thus fans and air conditioners) on Thursday afternoon, as the city was going through a bout of heat. Therefore, about a fifth of households in Montreal found themselves temporarily without electricity.
They were only about 135,000 around 4:30 p.m., and then barely 1,250 early in the evening.
The neighborhoods of Côte de Neige, Notre-Dame-de-Grace and Saint-Laurent were particularly affected, as well as the cities of Côte-Saint-Luc, Hampstead, Kirkland, Beaconsfield and Pointe-Claire.
At Montreal Airport, US-bound flights have been grounded due to the outage. “Please contact the airline to confirm flight schedules,” the airport said on its Twitter account.
Hydro-Quebec blames “the triggering of a protection mechanism on one of our high-voltage transmission lines”. The analysis is ongoing [en] Find out the exact cause,” says the state corporation.
Voltage is being restored on the affected high voltage line. We will soon be able to start restoring service in the affected neighborhoods. The majority of affected customers should have service restored by late afternoon or early evening…
– Hydro Quebec (hydroquebec) July 6, 2023
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