Crew out working on restoring power out for thousands in western Manitoba
Manitoba Hydro says most outages due to sleet and snow
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.
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.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mboutage?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mboutage</a> Our crews are responding to a number of outages in western Manitoba. See our Outages page for location and extent. <a href="https://t.co/z0gMjqGAbS">https://t.co/z0gMjqGAbS</a>—@manitobahydro
Hydro said crews would be working around Neepawa and Russell until midnight before starting again at 8 a.m. Sunday.
2/2 Crews in Neepawa and Russell will be restoring outages till midnight and then starting again on Sunday at 8 a.m. Some customers will not have power till Sunday. Crews will respond only to 911 calls throughout the night.—@manitobahydro
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.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mboutage?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mboutage</a> We require an emergency outage for customers in the rural area of Blumenort today to replace a pole. Outage will be a few hours. Please be safe today while driving. <a href="https://t.co/5oGzzYpwvP">pic.twitter.com/5oGzzYpwvP</a>—@manitobahydro
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