A power outage last week lasting about 20 minutes in the Neepawa and Langford area was caused by failure of two transmission lines providing power to the affected communities.
At about 9:20 a.m. last Wednesday morning the power outage affected about 2,300 homes in Neepawa and the surrounding area. The outage lasted until about 9:40 a.m., when Manitoba Hydro crews were able to fix the issue caused by two transmission lines.
"It looks like we had an issue with a couple of transmission lines in the area but we managed to re-energize the one line," Hydro public relations rep Scott Powell explained in an interview with CJ97 Radio last Wednesday.
Powell went on to explain the crews were continuing to re-energize the second line throughout the day Wednesday, but power was able to be restored to customers after the first line was re-energized.
On Sunday, a second power outage was experienced in Neepawa that disconnected power to about 500 people in the community, left the lights at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Hamilton Street powerless for an extended period of time and cut off power to the Neepawa Swimming Pool causing it to close temporarily.
Manitoba Hydro told CJ97 power was cut just after 10 a.m. Sunday morning after a tree fell onto a high voltage line, then knocking out another feeder line. Power was restored just before 2 p.m.