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Canada An Entire Manitoba City Can't Flush Their Toilets Thanks To A Crazy Power Outage

02:50  13 october  2019
02:50  13 october  2019 Source:   narcity.com

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Southern Manitoba’s crazy snowstorm continues to wreak havoc on the area this weekend, as thousands of local people are still without power. To make matters worse, residents in and around Portage la Prairie have now been asked to stop flushing their toilets today, after the city requested water usage be kept to an absolute minimum.

While the whole of Manitoba has seen some pretty wild and unseasonal weather conditions over the past few days, the Central Plains city of Portage la Prairie has experienced some of the worst of the conditions. 

According to Global News, more than 8,000 people in and around the city have been without power since Friday, and many of the roads in and out of the city remain closed into the weekend.

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A flush toilet (also known as a flushing toilet , water closet (WC) – see also Toilet (names)) is a toilet that disposes of human excreta (urine and feces)

To make matters even worse for local residents, who are not only stranded and without power, the city has now asked them to stop flushing their toilets, to prevent any sewage from backing up into other people’s homes.

 

The snow started falling in southwest Manitoba on Wednesday afternoon, and has been cutting across the southwest corner of the province into the Red River Valley ever since.

Despite advanced predictions that up to 50cm of snow could fall in the area by Thanksgiving long weekend, the unseasonal heavy snowstorm has caused severe power outages and treacherous road conditions across the region.

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Viruses can also spread on phones if one person is sick with strep throat or influenza and coughs on their cell phone before handing it off to a friend. One of the worst places to use your phone is in the bathroom, Martin and Whittier both agree. When toilets flush , they spread germs everywhere, which

Downed trees and power lines had city staff working throughout the night to clear roads in the southwestern areas of the province, with officials reporting that conditions were improving, but remained dangerous.

 

Hydro lines down across Highway 240 at Rd 68 North. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COME INTO TOWN THIS WAY!! Remember, highways are CLOSED.

Posted by Portage Professional-Firefighters on Saturday, October 12, 2019

In a Facebook post on Saturday, the City of Portage la Prairie Municipal Government explained, “Highway #1 will remain closed until further notice, road conditions are in bad shape and (MIT) Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation are helping Manitoba Hydro with getting electrical power restored.”

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High- flush “assault toilets ” could be purchased in Canadian border towns like Windsor, carried across the border (duty-free thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement), and installed at leisure. Many people would install a low- flush toilet in their new home, wait for it to pass inspection, and then

So can city folk flush their darn toilets when Sandy the Hurricane visits? Avoid flushing toilets or using excessive water if the home has its own water pump. Small amounts of water can be drawn periodically over a long period of time if the water system was at full pressure when the power went out.

They went on to add, “Please stay home if possible. Roads are in poor shape, trees and hydro lines are down. There is no hydro for the City of Portage la Prairie until further notice.”

 

Highway #1 will remain closed until further notice, road conditions are in bad shape and (MIT) Manitoba Infrastructure...

Posted by City of Portage la Prairie - Municipal Government on Saturday, October 12, 2019

Environment Canada's winter storm warnings remain in effect across several parts of southwestern Manitoba, as well as through the Interlake region.

The Weather Network predicts that between 40 and 60 cm of snow has already fallen through south-central Manitoba, with up to another 20 cm still on the way for some. 

If you're in Manitoba this weekend, stay warm, stay safe, and try to hold in those 'number 2s'!

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