Manitoba Hydro says crews are working as hard as they can in difficult conditions to restore power to thousands of Manitobans. Some in the Parkland region may not have their power restored until Wednesday.

Many regions were hit hard by ice and snow over the weekend, and the Dauphin area alone has over 100 broken poles the provincial utility company says. Many of those customers will not be online again until Tuesday or Wednesday.

At one point there were over 15,000 customers without power in southern Manitoba over the weekend as the Colorada low hammered the province with snow and rain. Ice on the lines caused many of the problems seen over the weekend.

a map shows outages throughout southern ManitobaHydro outages remain throughout much of the province as of 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 25. (Manitoba Hydro)

Hydro says that in many areas travel for workers has been hampered by heavy snow. Despite the challenges, Hydro says that it's impressed with the kindness of people left without power for long periods of time.

"We're consistently amazed by the grace, patience, & support Manitobans display during big outages caused by an #mbstorm," the company writes in a tweet on Sunday evening. "When we say 'we appreciate your patience,' it's sincere. We heart you, Manitoba — and we're going to have your power back as soon as possible."

Hydro is reminding those needing to use generators to practice safety. Those safety tips include: always keep your portable generator outside; never operate the generator in a house, garage, or other enclosed building; keep the generator at least 3 meters from windows, doors, and fresh air intake areas.