Around 1,700 Manitoba Hydro customers in Winnipeg's Elmwood area are about to lose power for a short time.

On Sunday morning at 6 a.m., Hydro will interrupt electrical service as the utility switches the area's supply to the new Martin Avenue substation, according to a news release issued on Saturday.

Power will be back on thirty minutes later, at 6:30 a.m.

According to Manitoba Hydro, the Martin Avenue substation has modern equipment and greater capacity than the current station being used, and will accommodate an increased demand for electricity in the area.

The following is an outline of approximate boundaries for the area that will be affected with an outage on Sunday:

  • Manhattan and Castle Avenues to the north

  • Nairn Avenue to the south

  • Stapleton Street to the east

  • Gateway Road to the west

Traffic signals on Nairn Avenue and Talbot Avenue between Grey Street and Panet Road will also be affected by the outage, the news release said.