A massive windstorm sweeping across the largest Canadian province Quebec has battered buildings and powers lines, leaving more than 100,000 people without power.
Following the massive wind storm, Environment Canada warned that the gusts were expected to reach 120Km/h by Wednesday night.
The stormy weather is the result of a deep low-pressure system tracking towards Labrado, according to the weather agency.
A number of houses under construction were blown down, but no causalities were reported in the province so far.
'It was this major rumble. I got right up and the house that they were building had come down hard," CBC News quoted a local man, Peter Coleman as saying.
"In Montreal, flying debris shattered the skylight at a local courthouse. The chimneys on the new University of Montreal hospital were also knocked over, and authorities have set up a safety perimeter around the building in case they blow away," reported CBC News.
Temperatures in the province reached record highs in communities including Sydney, where the previous high for Jan. 31 dated back to the 1940s, according to the weather agency.
As a result of the storm, ferries traveling between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador were cancelled.
At least one plane that had been scheduled to land in Saint John was diverted to Moncton because of the wind.
"The plane tried to go in, the plane was shaking so bad they just diverted here to Moncton," said a passenger, according CBC News.
Wind warnings are expected to stay in effect until at least Friday night for parts of Atlantic Canada as the pressure system continues to track northeastward towards Newfoundland and Labrador.
Canada is usually hit by weak storms, but the deadliest Canadian hurricane in record that hit the country Sept 9, 1775 killed more than 4,000 people.
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