Power outage situation – UPDATE at 4:30 p.m.

Power outages are gradually disappearing in the south and north-west of the territory.

The situation :

  • It’s no longer the whole territory that is affected by outages, as Hydro-Québec has succeeded in redirecting power via Brome Lake and Mansonville by means of load transfer maneuvers within the distribution network: power returned mainly to the south and north-west of the territory.
  • The transmission line between Cowansville and Sutton substations suffered equipment damage due to trees falling on the conductors and two wooden gantries: these are currently being repaired or replaced. Hydro-Québec currently expects this work to be completed by midnight, enabling Sutton substation to be reenergized.
  • At the same time, Hydro-Québec is working to restore power to areas that have suffered equipment damage caused by wind and tree falls.
  • According to the latest assessment by the Public Works Department, roads are passable throughout the territory, but many branches and trees still need to be cleared, particularly on Rosenberry, Élie and Mont-Écho roads.
  • We will be assessing the situation again tomorrow morning: if we find that a large number of homes are still without power, we will consider officially opening the council room to allow our citizens to come and recharge their appliances and keep warm.
  • Keep up to date on our Facebook page and in the news section of our website!
  • For non-urgent special needs, call Town Hall at 450 538-2290.
  • For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.
Tree fallen on wires (source: Hydro-Québec)

To consult the outage status on the Hydro-Québec website.

Reminder of the Government of Canada’s recommendations for self-sufficiency in the event of a prolonged power failure: making an emergency kit