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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

After a spring storm, Dauphin is working to restore power.

After a spring storm, Dauphin is attempting to restore power

Key Takeaways:

  • Due to a spring storm that blasted western Manitoba, tens of thousands of people in Dauphin were without power this weekend.
  • In the Parkland region, ice built up on Manitoba Hydro cables and snapped poles. Manitoba Hydro employees are now working on the repairs.
  • Home Hardware in Onanole, south of Dauphin, is supplying water to Hydro staff working in the area, according to Brandice Hastings, the store’s owner.

Thousands of residents in Dauphin were without power this weekend due to a spring storm that pounded western Manitoba. The city is striving to recover from the storm, which resulted in ice-covered streets and damaged trees.

The electricity was still off for everyone in Dauphin as of Monday evening. Joan Elliot, a city resident, said she has been without electricity for two days.

“Ice fell off our line and the pole around our apartment complex, knocking out the power,” she explained.

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According to Dauphin Mayor Christian Laughland, 75 percent of the city lost power over the weekend.

“As the hour’s pass, things are getting better. It was difficult at first. Many people were without electricity on Saturday, “he stated

Ice built up on Manitoba Hydro wires and snapped poles in the Parkland region. Workers from Manitoba Hydro are now working on the repairs.

Parkland Crossing, a local church, opens its doors to aid on Sunday and Monday.

“Last night, we had 11 people come in to charge their phones, use the Wi-Fi, and cook dinner,” says the manager, “Jamie Harvey, the church’s director, agreed.

After a spring storm, Dauphin is attempting to restore power
After a spring storm, Dauphin is attempting to restore power. Image from DiscoverWestman.com

Elliot and her family have used the room to keep warm.

“It’s quite chilly.” There is no hot water. So we’ve come over here to make coffee and cook our meals,” she explained.

According to Brandice Hastings, the store’s owner, home Hardware in Onanole, south of Dauphin, is donating water to Hydro personnel working in the area. She said she sold out of generators, shovels, and snow blowers after the 82-centimeter snowfall.

“We’ve sold out,” Hastings added, “which is not something we anticipated in April.”

Manitoba Hydro expects all customers to have power restored by Wednesday or Thursday.

Source: CTV News

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