Thousands of Winnipeggers suffer from power outages

Thousands of Winnipeggers suffer from power outages
Thousands of Winnipeggers suffer from power outages

The representative of Manitoba Hydro said that extra crews are working to try to restore service to customers in south-central Manitoba.

On Wednesday, March 27th two major power outages affected nearly 13,000 Winnipeg residents, according to Manitoba Hydro. Electricity was lost around 3:30 a.m. in parts of St. James, Tuxedo, North and South River Heights, and Wolseley.

Officials are warning people that all downed lines should be treated as live power lines. Manitoba Hydro also adds that anyone who comes across a downed power line is advised to stay away and call 911. Crews are actively trying to fix the damaged lines and get power restored.

Manitoba Hydro said it was caused by an equipment failure on a transmission line and is working to restore power. Another outage on the border of Transcona and St. Boniface happened just after midnight, leaving 380 customers in the dark. Hydro said it was caused by a downed power line.

Also, just a few days ago a Winnipegger crashed into a hydro pole and live hydro wires were knocked down.

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As per representative from Hydro about the power outage: most customers have had power restored, but some will still be without electricity until around 8 a.m.

If you or your neighbors got affected by the power outage and it is still not fixed, please contact Manitoba Hydro via their website and report the outage.

The company said the reported outages will be given highest priority and crews will be dispatched at the location immediately to fix the outage and bring the power back to Manitoban`s homes.

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