ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE, QC, Feb. 17, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Last night, Hydro-Québec restored service to all customers who had lost power following the high winds and buildup of freezing rain that caused significant damage to the island's distribution and transmission network. On the morning of February 16, 179 were without power.
At the height of the storm, over 3,600 customers were without power. Since February 12, some 200 employees from across Québec worked with Hydro-Québec crews from the area to rebuild the damaged infrastructure.
Hydro-Québec wishes to thank all Îles-de-la-Madeleine residents for their hospitality, understanding and exemplary solidarity.
For further information:
Hydro-Québec - Matapédia
Tel. : 418 318-4708