Manitoba

Power back on after lightning causes power outages near Grand Beach, Grand Marais: Manitoba Hydro

Power has been restored after thunderstorms in Manitoba knocked out power for thousands Friday night, Manitoba Hydro said.

Service was restored early Saturday following Friday night storms, Hydro says

Mantoba Hydro tweeted Friday night crews were working to repair multiple outages in the Grand Marais and Grand beach area due to thunderstorms. Power was restored by 3:30 a.m. Saturday, the corporation says. (Chris Seto/CBC)

The power is back on Saturday after thunderstorms in Manitoba knocked out power for thousands of customers Friday night, Manitoba Hydro says.

A spokesperson told CBC News a lightning strike hit the Grand Beach substation around 7 p.m. 

Hydro said 2,388 customers near Grand Beach, about 80 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, and Grand Marais, just south of Grand Beach, were affected.

The Crown corporation said power was restored to everyone by 3:30 a.m. Saturday. 

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