High winds lead to thousands without power

A tree crushed a car on Deslauriers in Dorval
James Foster/CJAD

A wind warning and severe thunderstorm watch has been lifted for the Greater Montreal area as well as for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, Laval, Lachute and St. Jerome.

Strong winds gusting up to 80 kilometres an hour passed through the area Tuesday night, the high winds resulting in thousands of power failures.

Hydro Quebec reported about 100,000 clients were without electricity across the province at one point.

The storm left damage throughout the city, including downed powerlines and trees.

Debris from construction sites was also scattered across roadways.

The same system that blew through Montreal prompted Environment Canada to issue tornado warnings from the Thetford Mines region right into the Beauce. 

If you have any photos of the storm damage you would like to share with us, please email us at yourstory@cjad.com.

Hydro Quebec Outage Statistics (Updated Hourly):

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  1. samer posted on 07/08/2014 11:53 PM
    It's out in pierrefonds and NDG as well
  2. Arvin Ewing posted on 07/09/2014 02:19 AM
    The power in our Dollard neighborhood did not fully blackout, about 30% of the normal 120 volts remained for hours, leaving lights, TVs and other devices flickering. I shut down the main breaker to minimize damaging my equipment.

    Instead of Hydro cutting off the power when their transformers blew, many customer's electronic appliances have been uneccesarily exposed to the risk of being damaged, with their ability to monitor and control these unavoidable outages, that is unacceptable.
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