With the fresh snow on the ground across southern Manitoba, snowmobilers are being warned to watch for low-hanging power lines.
Joe Thievin with Manitoba Hydro says ice-loading is causing some lines to sag, creating a risk for snowmobilers.
Snowmobilers who spot ice-laden lines or electrical equipment should report it the public utility by calling 1-888-MBHYDRO (1-888-624-9376).
Hydro crews are still working to remove ice from lines and equipment throughout the province. Customers in some areas may experience occasional power outages this weekend as work continues.
Hydro says their crews have de-iced more than 3,600 kilometres of lines in southern Manitoba and the Parkland area of the province over the last week.
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