SaskPower Again Preparing for Strong Winds, Possible Outages
October 25, 2017
Environment Canada is forecasting another windy Wednesday in the southern half of Saskatchewan, with wind gusts ranging from 70-95 km/h, and the possibility of rain or snow in some locations. The system is expected to move in this afternoon and last into the evening. The strongest winds will likely be in the southwest part of the province.
While winds are not expected to reach speeds seen last week, there is still a potential for outages caused by fallen trees or downed power lines. It's also possible that some trees and power equipment may have been weakened by last week's storm. SaskPower will be monitoring the forecast and ensuring crews and equipment are ready to respond as needed.
If you experience an outage or see a downed power line or other public safety issues related to power equipment, please contact our 24-hour Outage Centre at 310-2220. It is absolutely critical to stay away from any downed power lines. These may appear as if they are not conducting electricity, but they may still be live. If you spot one, stay at least 10 metres away and call our outage line or even 911 so we can make it safe as soon as possible. SaskPower will be communicating all outages via Twitter.
Customers are encouraged to always have an outage kit prepared for outages like those we may face today. This can include bottled water, non-perishable food, blankets, a flashlight with fresh batteries and a first aid kit, among other things. Please see saskpower.com for a checklist to prepare your own kit.
At a glance...
- 70-95 km/h wind gusts expected for south and central Saskatchewan from this afternoon into the evening
- SaskPower has crews on standby to respond to outages
- Stay away from any downed lines and call SaskPower or 911
- Follow SaskPower on Twitter for updates on any outages