It is taking time, but Manitoba Hydro is diligently working to get power back on in Southwest Manitoba after a curious weather turn this past weekend.
The area saw some heavy frost recently, which might make everything look like a winter wonderland, but creates havoc for our electrical provider. Last weekend, the foggy conditions added to the load, which caused some serious problems. According to Hydro spokesman Bruce Owen, the utility was on top of the situation as soon as they saw it move in from the west.
“It moved through Southern Manitoba,” Owen explained, “in a band from Virden right to the border, to almost Highway 75 before it stopped. They never had it in the Steinbach, Morden area. It came out of Saskatchewan, where it did a lot of damage.”