Less than 2,000 customers remain without electricity today as work to repair damage caused by last weekend’s storm continues.
Hundreds of Manitoba Hydro staff working on the restoration of power to thousands of impacted Manitobans will be able to cast ballots in Monday’s federal election, at polling stations in the affected areas.
Over 1,000 personnel are currently working in Southern Manitoba, including in the Interlake, Dauphin and Portage regions, to rebuild and repair about 800 kilometres of power lines damaged in last weekend’s storm.
The full extent of damage to Manitoba Hydro’s transmission and distribution system from the week’s unprecedented winter storm is now being realized, as the utility continues its damage assessments today.
An extremely powerful and slow-moving winter storm has damaged major transmission towers and broken hundreds of Hydro poles in the areas around Portage la Prairie, Westbourne, Amaranth, Alonsa, Lake Manitoba Narrows, Ashern, Lundar, the Interlake and other regions.
With the power outage situation in Winnipeg beginning to improve, the focus is turning to rural Manitoba as Manitoba Hydro crews continue their efforts to restore power to customers affected by an unprecedented early winter storm.
Crews from Manitoba Hydro are continuing to fan out across southern Manitoba in an effort to restore power outages caused by a severe winter storm.
Manitoba Hydro is warning residents along the Winnipeg River, especially those in the Whiteshell, of higher water levels thanks to almost record rainfall across eastern Manitoba and northwest Ontario.
On September 25, Jay Grewal, President and CEO of Manitoba Hydro, delivered a presentation entitled “The Changing Energy Value Chain” at the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce MBiz Breakfast event.
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