From The Gazette


About 1,700 homes lose power in region

Hydro Québec says about 1,700 homes in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region lost power Thursday afternoon because of a mechanical failure on two main transmission lines coming from the  La Vérendrye region in Northern Quebec.

At 4:45 p.m., spokesperson for the provincially owned utility said crews are working on the problem and expect power to be restored within minutes.

The outage occurred a bit before 4 p.m., the utility said.

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