Power crews busy with storm outages | DrumhellerMail
Last updateFri, 12 Jul 2024 11pm

Power crews busy with storm outages

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Wednesday evening’s windstorm not only wreaked havoc on trees and yards, but also temporarily knocked power out for hundreds.

According to the FortisAlberta website residents in the Rosebud and Hussar areas were without power since 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24. Shortly before noon, it was restored to these areas. However many others in the service area are still without power.

Sylvia Adams of ATCO Electric said the company has set up an incident command centre in Drumheller to deal with local power issues.

She said of noon May 26, customs in Three Hills, Drumheller, Rowley, Stettler, buffalo lake Hanna and Castor may be experiencing some outages.

And the trouble isn’t over yet.

“The wind is still blowing, it continues to stress infrastructure and trees in the area,” said Adams. “It is a developing situation. We continue to repair and new tickets continue to come in.”

She adds that if residents encounter downed power lines of trees touching wires, to keep clear of the area and report it.

Outages can be reported at 1-800-668-5506 or online at www.ATCOelectric.com. The company is also active on Twitter.

“We would like to thank our customers for their patience during this weather event. Our crews are working diligently and in a safe and effective manner to restore all power as soon as possible,” said Adams.

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