Close to 7,000 Hydro-Québec clients were without power following an equipment failure near Hampstead Monday afternoon, according to Hydro-Québec.
The outage was caused by a tripped circuit breaker, which affected two transformers that bring electricity to a distribution centre, Hydro-Québec spokesperson Francis Labbé said.
Homes located within a four-kilometre radius of Côte Saint-Luc, including NDG and Hampstead, experienced intermittent power interruptions.
Hydro-Québec crews were working to fix the issue, but Labbé said at the time it could take hours.
“It’s not like when a tree touches a power line,” he said.