Nearly 1,000 residents from WhytewoldPonemah and Matlock near Lake Winnipeg have had their power restored, Manitoba Hydro said.

Residents of the three communities lost power as earlier as 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

Scott Powell with Manitoba Hydro said weather has already been to blame for earlier outages across the province, from Dauphin, to Winnipeg's Lord Roberts area, to eastern Manitoba and the Interlake.

"Whenever you have severe weather, your lightning strikes and high winds that move trees around, you are going to get the odd outage here and there," said Powell.

While Powell suspected weather may have spurred this latest outage, he said the utility couldn’t yet confirm the cause.

Power came back online shortly after 4 p.m.

Winnipeg, Dauphin outage

Several hundred in Winnipeg and Dauphin were also without power Saturday morning.

Manitoba Hydro reported the outage hit around 7:10 a.m. and affected about 500 customers in Fort Rouge.

There were reports traffic lights were out along Jubilee Avenue for a time.

Three-hundred residents in the Dauphin area were also without power from the outage.

Hydro said power was restored to all Winnipeg and Dauphin customers shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday.