Crew out working on restoring power out for thousands in western Manitoba

As of Sunday morning, power was still out for 2,476, after sleet and snow cut of electricity Saturday, Manitoba Hydro said.

Manitoba Hydro says most outages due to sleet and snow

Snow in southwestern Manitoba knocked out power for 2,600 customers Saturday, Manitoba Hydro says. Anne Petz took a photo of the snowfall in Russell, Man., where crews were expected to be working to restore the power Sunday morning. (Submitted by Anne Petz )

Manitoba Hydro dispatched crews to western Manitoba Sunday morning, working to restore power for thousands of customers.

The power remained out for over 2,600 customers in and around Shoal Lake, Neepawa, Carberry and Portage la Prairie, according to a tweet from Hydro sent shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday.

As of Sunday morning, power was still out for 2,476, according to Manitoba Hydro's social media. 

Manitoba Hydro is responding to a number of outages in a widespread area of western Manitoba. (Manitoba Hydro)

Hydro said Saturday heavy snow in the area is to blame and crews were been working all day to repair outages caused by tree contacts and downed lines.

Hydro said crews would be working around Neepawa and Russell until midnight before starting again at 8 a.m. Sunday.

The power company says some customers will not have their power restored until Sunday.

Current information on outages can be found at Manitoba Hydro's website.

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