Power outages sweep across several Winnipeg neighbourhoods
Thousands of customers left in dark but crews working to restore power, Hydro says
A number of Winnipeg neighbourhoods were darker than usual on Wednesday morning after three major power outages.
Police are directing traffic at a number of major intersections.
Manitoba Hydro spokesperson Bruce Owen said it began around midnight with a pole-top fire affecting several hundred customers in the Taylor Avenue area of south River Heights.
Around the same time, a downed power line cut electricity to about 400 customers in Transcona as well as the Mission Industrial area and St. Boniface Industrial Park.
Then a transmission line in central Winnipeg failed around 3 a.m. CT, knocking power out for thousands of customers in the Wolseley area and more of River Heights.
In all, close to 3,000 Manitoba Hydro customers were impacted.
Some power was restored but Hydro tweeted that as of 7 a.m., crews were still working on some of the outages "as repairs are taking longer than anticipated."
You can view a map of current power outages on Manitoba Hydro's website.