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Update re: ongoing power outages across Red Deer

June 22, 2017 7:46 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Power outages continue to affect 400 properties in Red Deer and a state of local emergency is still in effect. 

Portions of the following areas may continue without power for up to 48 more hours:

  • Vanier Woods
  • Area in Riverside Drive
  • Area in Glendale
  • Area in South Hill
  • Parkland School
  • Some additional small pockets of the city without power

If you are without power and are in an area other than Vanier Woods, please report the outage to The City by calling 403-342-8111.

“We have seen so many residents reaching out to help each other in tough situations, whether they are helping to clear debris or offering space in their fridge to keep groceries from spoiling,” said Craig Curtis, Emergency Operations Director, “We encourage everyone to continue helping neighbours, family and friends during this difficult time.” 

City recreation facilities continue to offer support to residents during normal business hours. Residents can drop in to the , , or to shower, connect to WIFI or charge cell phones and other devices.

Trails and parks within the Waskasoo Park system remain closed today, with exception of:

  • River Bend Golf and Recreation Area is open; however, the pitch and putt area is closed.
  • Discovery Canyon.
  • Oxbows Dog Off Leash Park.
  • Great Chief Park. 

In addition, there may be some scheduled events or activities that need to be cancelled; however, we do not know what that looks like just yet. We will continue to update groups that have scheduled activities where they are impacted. 

Public Inquiries:
Residents can get up-to-date information on The City’s website at www.reddeer.ca, by calling 403-342-8111 during this event or by following us on Facebook and Twitter. Call 211 or 403-342-8111 if you require assistance is needed as a result of the power outage.

Visit www.reddeer.ca for more information.

For more information, please contact:

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-896-2116

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