Canada.  Śnieżyce.  Hundreds of thousands of customers were cut off from electricity, and schools were closed

Some areas of Canada are experiencing the effects of snowstorms. More than 200,000 customers in Quebec are without electricity. The weather forced Montreal authorities to close many schools.

The province's electricity supplier, Hydro-Quebec, reported this at 12:30 local time in a blog post on the By the end of the day. The company noted that the snow storm has not ended yet and the power outage may return during the day, and some repairs will continue on Friday.

There is no electricity, and schools are closed

As of the afternoon local time, the number of customers without power in Quebec had reached more than 220,000. In Montreal alone, more than 26,000 people were without electricity. Beneficiaries, in the Monteregie region, are more than 34 thousand. – Media reported.

Rain and wet snow in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, also caused damage to the electricity grid, and on Thursday morning in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, about 45,000 people lost their lives. The customers had no electricity.

According to local media, several schools in Montreal – in both French and English – have canceled classes. In some places, 15 to 25 centimeters of snow fell, causing tree branches to break. The rainfall was also accompanied by strong winds.

Montreal city spokesman Philippe Sabourin said snow removal workers worked through the night and Thursday to clear roads. However, since many drivers have already switched to summer tires, Sabourin encouraged them to “use public transportation or stay at home.”

PAP, CBC News, Montreal Gazette

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