Crews work to restore power, clean up after Irene

Search continues for missing man in Quebec

Clean-up and power crews continue to work in Eastern Canada after Irene swept through the region on Sunday and Monday, leaving one dead, thousands without power and a Montreal motorist still missing. It is believed he was swept into the Yamaska River. Progress is being made in New Brunswick to restore power to customers. On Monday, 50,000 people were left in the dark, but by Tuesday that number had been reduced to 9,000. An NB Power spokesperson told the CBC that all electricity likely wouldn’t be restored until Wednesday or Thursday. In Quebec, 25,000 people remained without power after more than 250,000 lost their electricity during the height of the storm Sunday night. Power was also slowly being restored in PEI and Nova Scotia. The storm was stronger when it passed over the U.S., where at least 40 people were killed and millions left without power.

CBC News


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