WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Several thousand residents of southeastern Manitoba were without electricity Friday after a snowstorm passed through the region, a power company spokesman said.
Ice on power lines -- 8 centimeters (3.15 inches) thick in some places -- and trees felled by heavy snow and winds left communities without power, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday.
"In the Falcon Lake-Hadashville-West Hawk area we've got at least 2,400 customers affected," said Scott Powell of Manitoba Hydro, the area's power utility company.
He also mentioned outages in the Manitoba towns of Pointe du Bois, Bird Lake, Vita and Piney, affecting a total of 2,250 people, and said additional work crews from Winnipeg, Brandon and Interlake were brought in to restore power.
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