Manitoba

Power restored after Exchange District outages

Parts of Winnipeg’s Exchange District were hit by power outages on Wednesday.  

About 200 Manitoba Hydro customers were affected

Mantoba Hydro was working Wednesday to repair power outages in Winnipeg's downtown and Exchange District. (Chris Seto/CBC)

Parts of Winnipeg's Exchange District were hit by power outages on Wednesday.  

About 200 Manitoba Hydro customers were affected.

Hydro considered the outages "significant" because they affected area businesses during a business day, spokesperson Bruce Owen said.

Power was restored at 4:28 p.m., Owen said. 

The problems involved underground power lines, meaning they are difficult to diagnose and repair, Owen said.

"It's a time-consuming process," he said.

Some downtown core businesses also saw their power go down, but Hydro reported on Twitter the power came back on at 3 p.m. CT.