Hydro working to restore power in Snow Lake

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Manitoba Hydro is working to restore power in the northern community of Snow Lake after an outage that has lasted over 24 hours.

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Manitoba Hydro is working to restore power in the northern community of Snow Lake after an outage that has lasted over 24 hours.

The outage, which first began at 11 a.m. Saturday, is believed to have affected around 700 people, or around 64 per cent of the town’s population. Hydro crews have found a broken pole arm on a high-voltage line that serves the Snow Lake area, Manitoba Hydro spokesperson Jacob Marks said.

“It’s unclear at this point what broke the pole arm and caused the outage, but we’ve been at work on repairs since yesterday afternoon,” he said in an email Sunday.

The long restoration time is because the pole is only accessible by air, and crews can only reach it to work on it via helicopter, Marks said.

The current estimated time of full power restoration is 7 p.m. Sunday evening.

Malak Abas

Malak Abas
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Malak Abas is a reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press.

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