We are sorry to hear you have experienced outages in your sector.
Most major outages are caused by adverse weather conditions. Storms, snow, freezing rain and strong winds are some of the main causes of service interruption. More than a third of all outages – 40%, in fact – are caused by branches falling onto power lines after a weather event. And since the Laurentides is a heavily wooded region, it is possible that outages are more frequent in this area.
That being said, outages can also be caused by animals coming into contact with our installations, car accidents that cause damage to our equipment, and other factors that are out of our control. The line that supplies power to your home may also be affected by an incident that originated in another sector altogether.
We will be clearing the trees near power lines in Blainville in 2016. To know when we will be clearing the medium-voltage lines near you, consult the map at http://www.hydroquebec.com/electricity-and-you/vegetation-safety/distribution-lines/clearing-medium-voltage-lines-when-in-your-area.html.