Powerful Spring Storm Causes Power Outages in Southeast Saskatchewan
April 24, 2022
UPDATE – 5 pm – April 25, 2022
Crews continue to work diligently, cleaning up after the powerful spring storm rolled through the southeast corner of the province. As a result of all of the hard work, a number of estimated restoral times (ETRs) have been established.
- Town of Wapella - 10:00 pm
- Stoughton area - 10:00 pm
- Redvers and rurals east towards Manitoba - 10:00 pm
- Rurals east of Alida (including Storthoaks) - 10:00 pm
- Rurals east of Oxbow - 10:00 pm
- Rurals north of Estevan (including the Estevan airport) - 6:00 pm
- Town of North Portal - 10:00 pm
White Bear was restored earlier this afternoon.
We’re anticipating having nearly 4,000 customers restored by the end of the day as long as there are no unforeseen issues.
For the most up-to-date outage information, including ETRs, please visit saskpower.com/outages or follow us on Twitter.
UPDATE: 9:30 pm - April 24, 2022
Throughout the day, crews have continued to make significant gains in restoring power to the storm-stricken southeast corner of the province. As of 8:00 pm, we were able to restore about 12,000 customers. Since our last update, the towns of Manor, Oxbow, Carnduff, Carievale, Gainsborough, and Arcola have been restored, with more restorations still possible tonight.
Following storms of this nature, there is a chance for secondary services (the lines that connect homes and business to the power grid) may have sustained damage. If an area has been restored, and a customer is still without power, they should call us at 310-2220. Crews will be able to identify if the secondary has been damaged and be able to assist with a repair.
Currently, there are 12,188 customers without power, and some of these customers will remain off overnight. Communities expected to be off tonight include:
- White Bear
We’ve brought in crews and workers from all around the southern part of the province, including from Regina, Saskatoon, Weyburn, North Battleford, Yorkton, Melville, and Swift Current. In total, 35 crews made up of 182 technicians will be dispatched tomorrow to continue the repairs.
Please be reminded, if you come across a low hanging or downed power line, please remember to keep a safe distance of at least 10 metres away. If you see a downed line, call us at 310-2220.
We appreciate your patience while crews work as quickly and safely as possible to restore power following this powerful storm.
April 24, 2022
A powerful spring storm has hit the southeast corner of the province causing power outages to the region.
High winds and heavy precipitation caused significant damage to our infrastructure. This damage impacts customers from as far as the southeast to the US-Manitoba border including as far north as Broadview. As of 7:30 am this morning, about 24,000 customers were without power.
While road conditions and high wind gusts are slowing our restoration efforts, we continue assessing the damage caused by this storm. Additional staff are being brought in to assist with power restoration. We’re also using helicopter patrols to assess the damage and required repairs.
While our crews work hard to make repairs and restore power as quickly and safely as possible, the extent of the damage and the poor road and weather conditions are impacting our repair efforts. This means that some customers may remain without power for an extended period of time.
We’ll continue to share new information as quickly as we can and post updates to saskpower.com/outagemap and our Twitter feed when ETRs are determined.
If you come across a low hanging or downed power line please remember to keep a safe distance of at least 10 metres away. If you see a downed line, call us at 310-2220 or report an outage online at saskpower.com/reportoutage.
If you experience a new outage or notice that your area hasn’t been reported, please report the outage online at saskpower.com/reportoutage or call us at 310-2220.
We want to thank you for your patience and understanding while our crews are working hard to repair damage and restore power to impacted customers.