Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he is in the process of declaring a state of emergency following a request from Manitoba Hydro.
Hydro says by declaring a state of emergency more funds will be available to assist crews in restoring power.
After a recording-breaking snow storm, thousands of Manitobans remains without power. The latest numbers show more than 53,000 people remain without power.
Many people in province are going on hour 48 without electricity.
“We have major work underway,” says Pallister, “We have workers out there working their tales off, we have them putting themselves in less than ideal situations to assist us.”
When asked by a Global News reporter on how soon a state of emergency will be declared, Pallister said the sooner the press conference is finished, the sooner the process to declare it begins.