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The lights are back on after a downed power line affected three substations and over 8,000 Manitoba Hydro customers. 

The power outage also took out traffic signals at dozens of intersections for the end of the morning rush hour.

Crews were able to restore power by 9:30 a.m. 


Earlier:

Over 7,000 customers are currently without power and over a dozen busy intersections in Winnipeg have lost signal lights as a result.

Manitoba Hydro said in a tweet that they are currently dealing with two large power outages.

"One down Route 90 near @RRC, the other in the Garden City/Kildonan area."

Hydro says that "we have a major line down that is affecting three substations, so both of these large outages are connected. Crews are on site assessing the damage, and we hope to have an update soon. Thank you, everyone, for your patience."

The Winnipeg Traffic Management Centre says that several intersections in the city are affected by the outage. One CHVN caller said southbound traffic on Main St. is especially backed up.

 

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