What can be worse than downtown traffic with all the cars and traffic lights, well… try downtown with all the electricity down?
The representative of Manitoba Hydro said that extra crews are working to try to restore service to customers in south-central Manitoba. This morning, April 27th a power outage is affecting a large area in Winnipeg.
Manitoba Hydro says the outage stretches from Oak Bluff to Linden Woods. Traffic lights in the area, including all intersections along McGillvary, are out as a result. Drivers should treat intersections with outages as an all-way stop and proceed with caution.
The cause of the outage is not clear at this time. There is no timeline for restoration as of 7 a.m.
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.
As per representative from Hydro about the power outage: most customers have had power restored, but some will still be without electricity for the unknown period of time.
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 Winnipegger`s homes.