The power has been out in St. Labre since 5:30 Wednesday morning.

Martin van Osch is Chief Administrative Officer for the RM of Piney. He says about 30 homes are affected. He has a message to residents who are without electricity.

"We will be opening up the Woodridge Community Hall for hot coffee and a warm place."

Van Osch says some people have wood heat as a back-up but many don't.

He adds the RM is planning to have a team go house-to-house to make sure people are okay and to offer them transportation in the event their vehicles do not start. Van Osch adds Manitoba Hydro is working on the problem and repairs should be completed by about 10:00 a.m.