Manitoba Hydro has requested that Premier Brian Pallister declares a state of emergency.

This is due to the snowstorm that has blown through southern Manitoba. 

Manitoba is facing a number of problems because of the storm, one of the major ones being, some areas won’t have power for days. 

Manitoba Hydro is working to restore power in the province, saying they are turning their focus to rural Manitoba. 

In a press release, the utility reminds everyone to stay away from downed power lines. 

“If you see a line on the ground, just assume it is still live. Stay away from it, keep others away from it and call 911 immediately. Also, notify our Contact Centre at 1-888-MBHYDRO or 204-480-5900 so we can get a crew there as quickly as possible to make the area safe. It may take some time to get through, but public safety is our first priority.”