May 21, 2014 9:10 am

Power outages hit three areas of Winnipeg Wednesday morning

Power was off for more than 5,000 Manitoba Hydro customers in different parts of Winnipeg in three unrelated outages on Wednesday morning.

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WINNIPEG – Power went out for more than 5,000 Manitoba Hydro customers in Winnipeg at different times Wednesday morning.

Power was out for about 600 inner city customers from about 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., Hydro spokesman Scott Powell said. The area between St. Matthews and Ellice avenues and Burnell and Furby streets had no power due to a problem with an underground cable, he said.

About 150 customers in St. Boniface had no power from about 5:15 a.m. to 6:55 a.m. because of a faulty connector, he said.

Many customers affected by the biggest outage won’t have noticed until they woke up in the morning, if at all.

Power was out for about 4,450 customers in the Fort Garry, St. Norbert and Oak Bluff areas from about 12:30 a.m. to 2:40 a.m. due to issues with a feeder line, Powell said. Hydro workers are still investigating that problem.

None of the outages were related, Powell said.

“Just a fluke that they all went out today,” he said.

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