Thousands of East St. Paul residents affected by power issues
Crews are working to restore full power to East St. Paul and Birds Hill residents Saturday. (file image)
Published Saturday, December 29, 2012 5:39PM CST
Manitoba Hydro is working to repair a damaged fuse that left thousands with electricity problems Saturday.
About 3,000 residents in East St. Paul and Birds Hill received low voltage at their homes after a problem at Manitoba Hydro’s Ridge Hill Station.
According to a Manitoba Hydro official, residents in the area were getting less than 120 volts of power around 4 p.m.
A fuse at the station is believed to be what caused the problem. Manitoba Hydro is now using an alternate supply while they try to repair the fuse.