WINNIPEG — An arcing power line lit up the night sky Tuesday and sent social media into a frenzy over the unusual sight.
Winnipeg firefighters responded to a downed line near in the 200 block of Oakland Avenue just before 9 p.m. Crews encountered significant electricity coming from the power line near Devon Avenue and Roch Street.
Manitoba Hydro attended the scene and eventually cut power to the line.
The city says nearby homes on Devon Avenue, Roch Street, and Oakland Avenue were evacuated as a precautionary measure. Those evacuated have since returned to their homes. No injuries were reported.
#Winnipeg fire crews are responding to arching hydro lines near Devon Ave. & Roch St. ? (Video via Lyle Gonczy) pic.twitter.com/7hWSMxy8uz
— ChrisD.ca (@ChrisDca) October 23, 2019
#mboutage We have taken an emergency outage due to a downed power line. We will update as more information is known. https://t.co/p8r0S3LlpF pic.twitter.com/0FtD4KLxRt
— Manitoba Hydro (@manitobahydro) October 23, 2019