February 25, 2016 7:18 am
Updated: February 25, 2016 2:32 pm

Some Quebec homes may only get power back on Saturday

WATCH ABOVE: Tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Quebec were without power after Environment Canada issued a heavy rainfall warning. Global's Kelly Greig reports


MONTREAL – Tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Quebec are without power after heavy rainfall overnight.

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Hydro explained the failures were caused by trees and branches touching the power lines.

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The rainfall warning issued by Environment Canada was lifted at 2 a.m. Thursday.

“[There’s a] long list of schools with no power,” Suanne Stein Day, spokesperson of the Lester B. Pearson School Board told Global News.

“[In] Hudson, Saint-Lazare, Beaconsfield and Pierrefonds.”

The following schools are closed because of the inclement weather:

Lester B. Pearson School Board

Beacon Hill Elementary
Beaconsfield High School
Beechwood Elementary
Birchwood Elementary
Christmas Park Elementary
Clear Point Elementary
Dorset Elementary
Evergreen Elementary
Forest hill Junior and Senior
Gordon Robertson Beauty Academy
Mount Pleasant
Place Cartier
Riverdale High School
Sources Adult and Career Centre
St. Anthony Elementary
St. Charles Elementary
St. Edmund Elementary
Terry Fox Elementary
Thorndale Elementary
Westwood Junior and Senior
Wilder Penfield Elementary

Sir-Wilfrid Laurier School Board

Arundel Elementary School
CDC Lachute
Franklin Hill Elementary School
Grenville Elementary School
Joliette Elementary School
Joliette High School
Lake of Two Mountains High School
Laurentia Elementary School
Laurentian Elementary School
Laurentian Regional High School
McCaig Elementary School
Morin Heights Elementary School
Mountainview Elementary School
Mountainview High School
Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Elementary School
Pinewood Elementary School
Rawdon Elementary School
Rosemere High School
Sainte-Adele Elementary School
Sainte-Agathe Academy
Saint-Jude Elementary School

The English Montreal schools are open.

“We have not closed due to weather in at least 10 years,” Mike Cohen, EMSB spokesperson, told Global News.

The New Frontiers and Riverside school boards did not announce any closures.

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