Downtown Winnipeg power outage affects hundreds

WINNIPEG — Hundreds of people in downtown Winnipeg were without power for several hours Sunday afternoon.

According to Manitoba Hydro, the outage happened around noon.

The affected area ranges from the Health Science Centre to the Exchange District. 

In a tweet, Manitoba Hydro said a bird caused the outage.

The utility company later tweeted that there is a more complex fault causing the problem.

According to the Crown corporation’s website, about 800 customers were without power.

Manitoba Hydro gave an update at 6:50 p.m., saying power had been restored to most people.

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