It's a chilly and dark start to the day for thousands of Manitoba Hydro customers in south Winnipeg.

A large power outage is affecting over 2,000 customers in Old St. Vital and Windsor Park.

The outage had affected Golden West radio stations at 741 St. Mary's Road, but both CHVN 95.1 FM and Winnipeg's Classic 107 remain on the air at this time.

There is no word from Hydro as to what caused the outage. 

Hydro crews are on scene and power is expected to be restored around around 7:00 a.m.

a maps shows a large area affected