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MONTREAL — Crews are working to restore power to more than 150,000 Hydro Quebec customers who lost their electricity because of freezing rain.

More than half of those customers are in the Monteregie region. The towns of Chateauguay, Delson, Candiac and La Prairie are among the hardest hit there.

On Montreal Island, more than 64,000 are in the dark, including more than 34,000 in several cities and boroughs on the West Island.

Environment Canada ended its freezing rain warning for the Montreal area late Sunday afternoon, but maintained a special weather statement into the evening. It warned that winds of up to 80 kilometres an hour, combined with ice buildup on tree branches and power lines, could cause them to break and make the power situation worse.

The freezing rain comes after about 20 centimetres of snow fell on the Montreal area on Saturday before the temperature started flirting with the freezing mark.

Many fights at Trudeau airport are delayed, with a few cancellations. (CJAD)

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