Some 8,000 Manitoba Hydro customers in Winnipeg are getting their power cut off for about three hours Monday afternoon. 

The planned power outage, for a vast area in West Kildonan from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., includes the entire Garden City Shopping Centre.

The purpose is to repair a burnt hydro pole behind an address on Joy Place.

The affected area spans from McPhillips Street east to the Red River, and between Inkster Boulevard and Leila Avenue.