Winnipeg – Two areas of the city were affected by early Saturday Morning power outages. About 3 a.m. Manitoba Hydro Spokesman Scott Powell says calls started coming in about an outage that disconnected service to about 140 customers in the Perimeter West area along Saskatchewan and into the Murray Industrial Park.
“It was caused by a broken cross arm on a major line that feeds that area and the Pole was not easily accessible,” Powell told 680 CJOB. “By 5:30 a.m. power had been restored to about half of those originally affected customers. We had to bring in a flex track because it was located in a wet difficult area. We couldn’t get a bucket truck in there.”
One of the facilities affected until later in the morning was the MTS Iceplex where the Winnipeg Jets are holding their annual Fanfest. Senior Director of Hockey Communications Scott Brown told 680 CJOB fans handled the inconvenience incredibly well, and understood completely about the team having to re-schedule their original practice times.
There was also a short outage that affected all of Windsor Park and affected some traffic signals in the area as well. Powell says calls started coming in at 6:15 a.m. “Hydro crews responded to some sub-stations and did some line patrols. They reset some equipment and all customers, with the exception of 1 or 2 commercial business, had their power restored by 8 a.m.”