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Clean-up underway after severe storm, heavy winds rip through Montreal

Intense storm hits Montreal leaves path of destruction
WATCH ABOVE: Video posted to YouTube shows the destruction in Girouard Park in Montreal after an intense storm swept through downing trees.

The clean-up is underway after severe thunderstorms ripped through southern Quebec, Montreal and the Laurentian region Tuesday.

Particularly hard hit was Montreal’s Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood, where trees were knocked down, causing property damage and cutting power to the area.

READ MORE: Fire officials ask people in NDG to stay away from areas damaged by powerful storm

WATCH BELOW: Amateur footage shows debris flying through the air as a severe storm swept through Montreal.
Severe storm hits Montreal sends debris flying through the air
Severe storm hits Montreal sends debris flying through the air

Environment Canada has also confirmed a tornado struck the town of Lachute, about 85 kilometres north of Montreal.

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There were no serious injuries reported as a result of the storm, which produced 100 km/h winds.

NDG borough mayor Russell Copeman tweeted Wednesday that a microburst cut a swath through a 20-block section of the area, knocking down numerous 100-year-old trees and decimating a popular local park.

READ MORE: Power outages, fallen trees after intense storm hits Montreal

WATCH BELOW: NDG hit hard by Montreal storm

NDG hit hard by Montreal storm
NDG hit hard by Montreal storm

Hydro-Quebec says 115,000 customers lost power at its peak and about 30,000 remain without power as of Wednesday morning and the majority of customers will be restored by the end of day, but the utility warns it could take a bit longer in others.

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An intense thunder storm caused power outages and fallen trees in Saint-Henri, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.
An intense thunder storm caused power outages and fallen trees in Saint-Henri, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Kieve Pauzé