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Downed transmission line knocks out power for significant portion of Steinbach

Manitoba Hydro power lines are photographed just outside Winnipeg, Monday, May 1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

The power was out for a lot of people in the Steinbach area Thursday.

Manitoba Hydro says a 66-kilovolt line near Ste. Anne came down overnight, which was affecting multiple stations in that part of the province.

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There were more than 5,000 customers without power earlier Thursday morning, but that came down to about 1,300 by 7 a.m.

Hydro says crews are working on it, but there’s no timeline yet for when they may get the power fully restored.

As of 9:45 a.m. power had been restored to most customers, and Hydro said they hoped everyone would be restored by 10:15 a.m.