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Heavy rain and high winds in Quebec leads to power outages, washed-out roads

Crews are working to restore electricity to thousands of homes in Quebec after heavy rain and high winds brought down power lines overnight.

At one point Hydro-Quebec says more than 48,000 clients were without electricity, including 27,000 in the Montreal area.

The public utility says about 8,000 were without power as of noon Sunday.

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The rain also washed out portions of a key highway connecting the province's Charlevoix and Saguenay regions.

Police say a car got stuck in a metre-and-a-half deep crevice in the road but say no one was injured in the accident.

Heavy flooding around some parts of Quebec City has also been reported.

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