January 11, 2016 6:45 am
Updated: January 11, 2016 3:50 pm

Power outages, falling walls due to high winds in Montreal

WATCH ABOVE: High winds led to the collapse of several walls, including on the 18th floor of an apartment building in downtown Montreal. Global's Kelly Greig reports.


MONTREAL – High winds led to the collapse of a wall on the 18th floor of an apartment building in downtown Montreal.

“It’s located at 2,300 Saint-Mathieu,” confirmed Jean-Pierre Brabant with Montreal police.

“There’s the 18th floor and even parts of the 20th floor that fell.”

The debris fell down to the alleyway below; there were no injuries.

A police perimeter was set up around the fallen wall.

An official could not say if there was any danger of further collapse.

Just on the other side of the city, the second-storey wall of a building on Dorion Street, near Papineau Avenue and Ontario Street, also fell overnight.

Power outages

Over 61,000 homes have been left without power across the province Monday morning.

In Montreal, over 2,000 homes are in the dark, including in NDG, Dorval and Verdun.

Most of the outages are in the Lower Saint. Lawrence region.

High winds are to blame for the loss of power.

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