Almost 8,000 customers are without power across southern Manitoba just after 8:00 a.m. Monday. 

Manitoba Hydro says in the City of Winnipeg there are over 5,000 customers without power. That includes large outages in St. James and the Kildonan neighbourhoods.

There are major traffic delays building as a result of traffic lights either in flash or out completely.

Drivers are reminded to treat affected intersections as an all-way stop.