Saskatchewan. power outages lasted overnight after spring snowstorm

More than 3,400 customers are still without power Wednesday afternoon after a spring snowstorm damaged hundreds of utility poles in southwestern Saskatchewan on Tuesday.

SaskPower said it expects power to Maple Creek to be restored by 6 p.m. Wednesday, but added other rural areas won’t be restored until Thursday at the earliest.

“Crews are also working to complete repairs to broken ties and poles to restore power to customers north and east of Maple Creek. Power may be restored to the main line supplying this area this evening, but some customers will be without power overnight due to local issues,” the power company said in a statement.

Cypress Hills Provincial Park is still inaccessible due to adverse road conditions, and 70 poles are down in the general area. There is no ETR for this area and approximately 800 customers in this area will remain without power overnight,” the statement continued.

SaskPower estimated that between 200 and 300 utility poles were damaged in the storm which brought heavy snowfall and gusty winds of up to 110 km/h.

Outage updates can be found at SaskPower websitecurrent road conditions can be found on the Roadside assistance line.

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