Power outages affect hundreds of Manitobans
(Jamie Dowsett/CTV News)
WINNIPEG -- Hundreds of people are without power on Sunday as Manitoba Hydro crews work to restore service.
Repairs to damages caused by a hydro pole fire in the Tuxedo area of Winnipeg is requiring a power outage affecting approximately 750 customers.
Manitoba Hydro said, in a tweet, that repairs have begun and will take about four hours to complete, making the estimated time for service being restored around 3:45 p.m.
Manitoba Hydro also reported outages in other areas across the province:
- Randolph-New Bothwell area
- Portage La Prairie area and west of Carmen
Manitoba Hydro started alerting the public of those outages shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday morning.
About 850 customers were affected by these outages but, as of roughly 12:30 p.m, power was restored.
In a tweet, the Crown corporation said the weather is keeping crews busy across the province.