Thousands without power after thunderstorm hits parts of Quebec
Thousands are without electricity in Quebec following a powerful thunderstorm on Saturday evening.
Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Chateauguay-La Prairie, Laval, Longueil-Varennes and Montreal Island areas, though that watch was no longer in effect as of 9:15 p.m.
Almost 7,000 Montreal Hydro Quebec clients have lost power as of 9:15 p.m. The most affected regions are Lanaudiere (14,473), Laval (7,602) and Monteregie (6,780).