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Manitoba Hydro shipping industrial generators to turn lights back on in Pukatawagan – Winnipeg

Manitoba Hydro hopes to assist residents of Mathias Colomb Cree Nation get again dwelling safely, by sending a pair of commercial turbines to Pukatawagan after energy was misplaced in latest wildfires.

Hydro mentioned repairs are wanted to round 80 fire-damaged poles and energy strains, and the big turbines — which is able to arrive within the northern Manitoba neighborhood by prepare — will assist hold the lights on in Pukatawagan whereas repairs are underway.

“No person desires to be away from dwelling for longer than they need to be,” Hydro’s Jeffrey Betker mentioned in a press release Thursday.

“Happily, as a result of the fireplace missed a rail line to the neighborhood, we’re happy residents can start planning to return dwelling whereas crews rebuild the facility line.”

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The 1,500 kV turbines will likely be arriving from Alberta, with gasoline and different supplies additionally being shipped in by rail. In keeping with Hydro, the present plan means residents — who have been evacuated earlier this month and are being quickly housed in Winnipeg and different communities — could possibly begin returning dwelling within the second week of August.

Hydro mentioned the turbines will stay in place till the repairs are absolutely full.


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