Hydro-Québec: Update on situation on Îles-de-la-Madeleine

ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE, QC, Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Since February 12, many Hydro-Québec customers lost power because of significant damage caused by severe weather conditions. At the height of the storm, over 3,600 customers were without power.

Yesterday, 50 line crews and 12 pole installation crews were at work on the territory to rebuild the distribution and transmission systems.

Right now, 179 customers are still without power.They were able to restore service to 1358 customers.

Hydro-Québec is continuing its efforts to restore service to them as soon as possible. Weather permitting, all customers will be reconnected by Friday morning.

To rebuild the grid, Hydro-Québec will have a lot of heavy equipment on the roads over the next few days. The public is advised to be careful.

SOURCE HYDRO-QUEBEC

For further information:

Hydro-Québec - Matapédia
Community relations
Tel.: 418 318-4708

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