Power restored to hundreds of Manitoba Hydro customers
Contractor hit 12,000 volt feeder cable Thursday afternoon, says Manitoba Hydro
Power was restored to 340 Manitoba Hydro customers in Winnipeg's St. Vital neighbourhood early Friday — more than 12 hours after a contractor knocked out a cable line.
Full service in south St.vital restored at 2:30 this morning. We thank customers for their patience during this long repair<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mboutage?src=hash">#mboutage</a>—@manitobahydro
The affected area was bounded by Dakota Street to the east, Paddington Road to the west, Burland Avenue to the north and the Perimeter Highway to the south.
A contractor hit a 12,000 volt feeder cable near Aldgate Road and Scammel Road around 1:45 p.m. Thursday. The damage initially caused 1,400 St. Vital customers to lose power.
Hydro crews restored power to 1,060 of them by 4:30 p.m. by routing their power from another source.