Hydro crews are scrambling to restore power to thousands of people throughout southern Manitoba Tuesday morning. 

All of southern Manitoba was under at least a severe thunderstorm watch throughout the evening, and many areas experienced high rainfall totals and damaging winds. Tornado warnings were also issued for regions in south-central Manitoba.

Manitoba Hydro says that at 7 a.m. there were around 12,000 customers without power.

"We're dealing with quite a few outages this morning, likely due to storm conditions," the crown corporation says in a tweet.

As of 11 a.m. there were just under 10,000 customers still without power.

As of 2:00 p.m., over 1,000 people in Winnipeg are still affected and without power, with the majority of those in the St. Boniface area. 

"We appreciate your patience and will update on individual areas when we have more information," the utility company says in another tweet.