Power back on after lightning causes power outages near Grand Beach, Grand Marais: Manitoba Hydro
Service was restored early Saturday following Friday night storms, Hydro says
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.