Downed hydro pole slows traffic to crawl on Route 90

Your morning commute just got harder.

A downed hydro pole on King Edward Street between Elgin and Bannatyne Avenues means power is out in the area — including all the traffic lights.

A Global News reporter on the scene says traffic is crawling as lights are treated as a four-way-stop.

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Northbound Route 90 is completely blocked off and traffic is being rerouted.

Winnipeg police on scene Wednesday, June 8, 2021. Rudi Pawlychyn/Global News

Manitoba Hydro says about 800 customers are affected in the area, and they hope to have power fully restored by 9:30 a.m., according to their outage map.

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