Ice storm anniversary
15 years ago on January 5th, the famous ice storm began in Quebec.
Freezing rain caused so much damage that more than one million homes were without power, some for more than a month. The Island of Montreal and the Monteregie were particularly affected. More than a thousand Hydro Quebec towers were damaged. The Canadian military was even called in for relief operations.
Since then, Hydro has created a new grid, Hertel-Des Cantons line, to prevent a similar disaster from happening again.
Photo courtesy Montreal Police