September 2, 2011The City is experiencing an unusual number of power outages this summer due largely to uncontrollable situations; like birds, lightning and vehicles hitting poles. While Electric Light & Power is always trying to minimize power problems that can change the system, they still do happen and it is important residents are prepared for when the power does go out.
The risk of traffic accidents can also greatly increase during outages. Without traffic signals and street lights it is important to use extreme caution when traveling the roadways. The following tips and guidelines are designed to help both drivers and pedestrians reduce the risk of traffic accidents during a power outage.
City of Red Deer crews are working immediately to repair an outage, and will inform the public of any delayed restoration problems. -end- For more information, please contact: Electric Light & Power The City of Red Deer 403- 342-8274