July 9, 2014 3:35 pm
Updated: July 9, 2014 7:17 pm

West Island residents left without power


MONTREAL — Just under a thousand Hydro-Quebec customers on the West Island still don’t have electricity after a storm hit the Montreal area on Tuesday night.

More than 10,000 residents had no electricity as of 10 a.m. across the island of Montreal after high winds from brought down several branches on multiple power lines.

A spokesperson for the public utility company told Global News that crews were repairing as many lines as possible but could not confirm when electricity would be fully restored to customers.

At 11 p.m. Tuesday, there were more than 50,000 customers without electricity and some of the hardest-hit areas included the Town of Mount-Royal and Kirkland.

But just about every town in the West Island was affected by power shortages. A large branch on Prince-Edward Avenue in Pointe-Claire took out a power line cutting electricity for dozens of home owners and a nearby daycare.

“A little scary . . . it’s pretty devastating to see,” Adrian Geller said as he walked out of his house to assess the damage.

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