WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro is warning customers who may be without power in western Manitoba that it could be until Wednesday before lines are repaired.
As of noon Tuesday about 500 people were still without power and crews are struggling to get to sites in need of repair.
“Some of the lines are on two mile roads that are inaccessible,” Manitoba Hydro spokesperson Bruce Owen said. “To get to most of them require crews leaving a district office with machinery but they can’t see out the windshield.”
The Westman and Parkland areas are still seeing blizzard like conditions following a storm that dropped everything from lightning strikes to snow.
“In talking with people out there today, they’ve never seen anything like this,” Owen said.
Hydro is advising people who may be without power to report the outage online or by phone.
2/2 Because of our inability to travel, & snow drifts blocking roads, some customers may not see service restored until Wednesday. #mbstorm— Manitoba Hydro (@manitobahydro) March 7, 2017
3/3 If you are without service, please report it https://t.co/vZMTKWqN1B so we know where to deploy our crews when conditions improve.— Manitoba Hydro (@manitobahydro) March 7, 2017