UPDATE: Numbers keep dropping; Hydro Quebec works to restore power after wicked winds
Just under 33,000 Hydro Quebec customers remained without power Saturday evening following the violent winds that whipped through the Montreal region and the province overnight.
In Montreal, more than 2,100 customers had no electricity as of 10:15 p.m.—hundreds of those having gone 24 hours off the grid.
Speaking on CJAD 800's Weekends with Ken, Hydro Quebec spokesperson Francis Labbé said that crews were out trying to assess or restore electricity as quickly as possible, adding many more were being called in to help.
"It's improving from west to east, but I will not engage in giving you a moment (when power will return) because it is very hard to predict," said Labbé.
Your best bet for updates on repairs in your area is to use your smartphone, but Labbé admits some repairs could take upwards of 24 hours to complete.
At the airport, there were still a number of delays on Satruday, either from the winds that hit Montreal last night or delays created by Pearson International in Toronto, which was also lashed by winds.