Power gradually restored in Quebec, Ontario after powerful summer storm

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MONTREAL - Hydro crews in Quebec and Ontario are still working to restore power to thousands of customers after a powerful storm swept through the region on Friday.

Hydro Quebec says over 100,000 people remain without power today.

That's down from more than half a million at the height of the storm.

Power has been restored to 90 per cent of customers in Montreal but other areas north of the city could take longer.

Hydro Quebec spokesman Louis-Olivier Batty says workers still need to clear away trees and branches from some power lines.

In Ontario, Hydro One says about 44,000 are still without power.

Winds reached 100 kilometres per hour during the thunderstorm, killing one person and injuring ten others in Quebec.

Trouble spots in Quebec include Laval, the Laurentians, Lanaudiere as well as the Outaouais region near Ottawa.

Organizations: Hydro Quebec, Hydro One

Geographic location: Quebec, Ontario, MONTREAL Ottawa

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