Most of the 193,000 Quebecers who lost power just after noon today have their power back.
By 1 o'clock, 75,000 people on Montreal island had lost power, along with 36,000 in Laval, 39,000 up north, and 41,000 on the south shore. But by 1:45 p.m., the provincewide number was cut to about 15,000.
Hydro-Quebec suggests something affected their distribution network, causing the mass power outage.
They're still looking into the exact cause, but they say they've managed to restore power to most of those who lost it — and those who are still in the dark will have their power back shortly.
Hydro Quebec Outage Statistics (Updated Hourly):