10/07/2013 05:21 EDT | Updated 12/07/2013 05:12 EST

Power being restored to communities across Quebec

Power is slowly being restored to households and businesses across Quebec after outages caused by high winds.

The Monteregie region south of Montreal is the hardest hit, where Hydro Quebec says more than 11,000 homes and businesses lost power at its peak. More than 4,500 are still without power in the area. 

More than 3,000 Hydro Quebec clients in Montreal and Laval are also still affected.