Tons of of hundreds of individuals remained with out energy Friday in eastern Canada two days after a storm left components of Quebec and Ontario coated in ice, inflicting tree limbs to interrupt and fall on energy strains.
The overwhelming majority of the lively outages have been reported in Quebec.
Authorities additionally reported a 3rd storm-related dying.
In Saint-Joseph-Du-Lac, Quebec, police Inspector Jean Philippe Labbé stated a lady discovered her husband unconscious within the storage the place he was operating a generator.
Labbé stated the 75-year-old died after being taken to hospital. He stated firefighters decided carbon monoxide ranges within the storage have been 20 occasions the norm.
Montreal’s well being authority stated dozens of individuals suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning after utilizing out of doors home equipment inside in the course of the blackout attributable to Wednesday’s ice storm.
Officers say they acquired greater than 60 stories of CO poisoning over the course of a number of hours Friday, whereas emergency rooms have been at 200% capability.
A dying additionally occurred in Les Coteaux, Quebec, the place a person died whereas trying to chop down tree branches on his property Thursday. Provincial police stated the person was struck by a department and died on the scene.
Ontario Provincial Police stated one other man died Wednesday after he was struck by a falling tree department at his house in South Stormont, Ontario.