4-6 weeks before power restored to Two Manitoba First Nations: Manitoba Hydro – CTV News

September 8, 2021

WINNIPEG — A new damage assessment by Manitoba Hydro on wildfire damaged hydro poles serving two First Nations shows only 88 poles need replacing.

The damaged section of the power line serves about 1500 residents in both Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi First Nations who have been unable to return home since wildfires forced them to evacuate earlier this summer.

Initial estimates by Hydro pegged the repairs as high as 100 poles, but the crown corporation now says other damaged poles require new crossarms and other electrical equipment.

Repairs on hydro lines crossing the Pigeon River started over the Labour Day Weekend while crews continue to trim and remove tree hazards around the lines to prevent future outages.

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