Outage knocks out power for 1,400 Transcona customers

About 1,400 Transcona customers found themselves without power Sunday morning.

Manitoba Hydro expects the power back on around 12:30 p.m.

Power was expected to be fully restored by 12:30 p.m. Sunday, said Manitoba Hydro. (Chris Seto/CBC)

About 1,400 Transcona customers found themselves without power Sunday morning.

Manitoba Hydro confirmed the outage, saying 1,436 customers were without service in north-east Winnipeg, including parts of Ravelston Avenue West, Almey Avenue, Margaret Swann Drive, Peguis Street and more.

At about 9 a.m., service was restored to most customers, said Manitoba Hydro.

However, some customers on Ravelston and Peguis Street would be without power until about 1 p.m., they said.

Once equipment is fixed, the power will come back on, they said.

A power outage Saturday affect about the same number of customers in River Heights. One neighbour described hearing an "explosion" that appeared to leave a manhole cover cracked in half.
A manhole cover appears to have been cracked in half after a loud "bang" on Borebank Street in River Heights. (Bert Savard/Radio Canada)