Manitoba Hydro has shared that the cause of the outage was a broken broken pole.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. hydro crews were able to redirect power around the damaged area to restore power to the Southdale, Niakwa and Kingston Row areas.
However, repairs to the broken pole will continue throughout the day.
Hundreds of Manitoba Hydro customers in the south end of Winnipeg are waking up in the dark Monday morning.
A power outage is affecting over 1700 customers in the Southdale, Niakwa and Kingston Row areas.
The outage has also knocked out several traffic lights in the area including, Lagimodiere and East Mint Place and Dunkirk and Fermor. Motorists are encouraged to use blank lights as all-way stops.
There is no word from Hydro as to what caused the outage.
Hydro crews are working on fixing the problem. Power is expected to be restored around 9 a.m.
#mboutage We were able to route power around the damaged area and restore power to all Southdale customers by 8:30 am.— Manitoba Hydro (@manitobahydro) December 5, 2022
Repairs to the broken pole will continue for most of the day, but at least everyone’s back on ⚡️