Wednesday, 08 March 2017 14:44

Sask. storms cause power outages

Written by  Collin Gallant —Southern Alberta Newspapers
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Southwest Saskatchewan residents were without power for several hours March 7 while the eastern part of that province was hammered by a blizzard.


SaskPower reported its customers south of Gull Lake and all surrounding areas experienced an outage at about 11:45 a.m. (CST), though repair crews were dispatched to the scene of mainline breakage. Power was restored to the area at 6:15 p.m.
Line crews closer to Regina had to wait until blizzard conditions subsided to work on reversing outages.
Saskatchewan’s department of highways reported extremely poor road conditions on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Chaplin to the Manitoba border.
A number of secondary highways were closed completely as motorists reported whiteout conditions and cold temperatures.

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