Dozens of Hydro-Québec workers are trying to get electricity back this morning for clients in the Laurentians, after a fierce storm hit the region Saturday evening.
High winds toppled trees, damaging homes in Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard and Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts. No injuries are being reported.
Jacques Juneau, a resident of Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, says around 30 fallen trees had blocked the road outside his home.
“It was pretty striking,” he said. “There were trees everywhere on the road.”
Hydro-Québec says a power outage in the area started a little after 6 pm Saturday. According to the company’s website, most clients should have power back in two to three days.
In Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, 395 clients are without electricity as of 10:45 am Sunday.
The #tornade qui a frappé hier plusieurs municipalités des #Laurentides to cause des dégâts importants sur le réseau de distribution. Les travaux à réaliser pour rétablir le courant sont parfois complexes et le terrain demeure difficile d’accès. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/y5Vnojrorw
Environment Canada is looking into whether a tornado touched down in the Laurentians last night, says Peter Kimbell, a warning preparedness meteorologist at the department.
“It looks very convincing that it’s a tornado, but we’d like to either go there ourselves or have representation from the Northern Tornadoes Project on-site later today before we confirm it,” he said.