Winter storm: Power outage leaves thousands in darkness

Thousands of Canadians are spending another day in the cold and darkness, as hydroelectricity crews continue to work to restore power to those affected by power outages caused by a severe winter storm last week. .

As of early Monday morning, nearly 71,000 Hydro-Quebec customers, more than 31,000 Hydro-One customers and 2,289 NB Power customers were still without power.

A Christmas Eve derailment is also continuing to wreak havoc on holiday travel plans in Ontario and Quebec.

After canceling all Christmas Day trains on the Toronto-Ottawa and Toronto-Montreal lines, Via Rail tweeted Sunday night that it is also canceling all Boxing Day trains on the corridors due to complications. happenning.

On the other side of the country, British Columbia, four people died and dozens were injured after a bus rolled over an icy highway on Saturday night.

Environment Canada has warned of ongoing freezing rain ice accumulation in the southern region stretching from Whistler and the Fraser Valley to the Okanagan Valley, as well as exceptional weather forecasts for much of the interior, as well as the possibility of freezing rain.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on December 26, 2022.


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