A whole string of ghost towns

A whole string of ghost towns

From Gatineau to Gaspé via Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières and Saguenay, the streets of the major cities of the province were emptied of their citizens at the stroke of 8 p.m. on Saturday. Here are some pictures taken of these deserted places.

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Gatineau

A whole string of ghost towns

Photo QMI Agency, Jadrino Huot

The city center was deserted even before the curfew.

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Sherbrooke

A whole string of ghost towns

Photo QMI Agency, Audré Kieffer

King Street was lifeless on Saturday night.

Lanaudiere

A whole string of ghost towns

Photo QMI Agency, Simon Dessureault

In Repentigny, near the Galeries Rive-Nord, on Boulevard Brien.

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Deserted highways in Montreal

A whole string of ghost towns

Transport Québec screenshots

At the top, highway 25, Galeries d’Anjou, right, highway 720, Turcot interchange. Below, Décarie highway and Galipeault bridge.

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Three Rivers

A whole string of ghost towns

Photo QMI Agency, Andréanne Lemire

Only a few delivery vehicles were seen downtown.

Quebec

A whole string of ghost towns

Photo Didier Debusschère

Le Bonhomme Carnaval would not have made many friends on Saturday on Champlain Boulevard.

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Saguenay

A whole string of ghost towns

Photo QMI Agency, Roger Gagnon

The empty Saint-Anne bridge in Chicoutimi.

Gaspe

A whole string of ghost towns

Photo QMI Agency, Nelson Sergerie

No walker was seen, even with a dog on a leash, on Saturday night.

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