Halloween wind storm causes power outages

Halloween proved no treat in the end for some areas of Eastern Ontario as a wind storm has caused power failures throughout the region.

Hydro One repair crews are out dealing with lines damaged or downed by fallen tree limbs or branches and public works crews in some communities are also checking for downed trees which may be blocking backcountry roads.

The Hydro One website at www.hydroone.com has a map posted showing where power outages are reported. So far the Prescott-Russell region itself has more than 30 reports of no electricity in some neighbourhoods.

The website also indicates that Hydro One expects to have power restored to all areas of the region by 8 p.m. Friday. Residents are asked to call the Hydro One toll-free emergency number at 1-800-434-1235 for updates on when power may be restored to their neighbourhood or to report any power outage problems.

Work continues on the Ecolomondo project, a “green” addition to Hawkesbury’s industrial sector and the company is optimistic about having its new showpiece recycling facility ready soon.

Le nombre de cas confirmés est en baisse partout au Québec. Lundi, le 8 juin, la Santé publique a consigné huit décès à l’échelle du Québec. Cette tendance s’observe aussi dans les Laurentides. À quoi ressemble donc la situation dans Argenteuil?