200 Hydro Quebec workers help New York in massive storm
A Hydro Quebec logo is seen on their head office building Thursday, February 26, 2015 in Montreal. The government owned utility announced a net result for 2014 of $3.38 billion.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Published Saturday, January 23, 2016 3:46PM EST
About 200 Hydro Quebec workers have been called down to the East Coast of the United States to lend a hand due to a massive snowstorm.
The snow is causing major outages across electricity lines south of the border. The workers will be restoring downed power lines in the Long Island region of New York.
Hydro Quebec spokesperson Marc-Antoine Pouliot said the Quebec corporation was able to respond to the request because Quebec will be spared from the storm. The New York electricity company will be assuming the costs involved.
Pouliot added that the needs will be reassessed based on the power failures expected throughout the course of the storm, meaning workers may stay longer to fix the damage.