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Wind storm downs power lines on Crescent Rd. W

By Robin Dudgeon, Portage Daily Graphic

Gale force winds are likely to blame for a power outage in the city's southwest corner Monday evening.

Power went out at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday night after a large tree fell over some power lines on Crescent Rd. W at 20th St. SW. The large tree not only caused some power lines to fall across Crescent Rd. but was holding down powerlines underneath it.

RCMP and fire were on scene directing traffic and trying to restore power.

The windmill at Island Park was also destroyed as over 100 homes lost power in Portage for more than four hours, according to a spokesman from Manitoba Hydro.

If you have any pictures or video from last night's wind storm, send them to us a or call us at 857-3427.

More to come on this story.

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