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Update re: power outages across Red Deer

June 23, 2017 9:43 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Power is back on in Vanier Woods, Glendale and Normandeau with crews working through the night in these three major areas. Approximately half of Riverside Light Industrial was also restored.

“We are very happy to report that residents in Vanier Woods, Glendale and Normandeau as well as many businesses in Riverside Light Industrial area have had their power restored,” said City Manager Craig Curtis. “We know they still face cleaning up after a long period without power, and we are doing what we can to make that process easier.”

Electric Light & Power crews are focusing efforts on the smaller pockets of the city that still remain without power, with hopes of having all areas of the city back up and running.

City of Edmonton crews are joining forces with city staff today, sending two bucket trucks with chippers as well as five staff. These staff will focus on assessing the park system and dealing with the large volume of downed trees across the city.

Residents in impacted neighbourhoods with overhead power lines are asked to visibly inspect the meter base, and power service mast located on the side of your home that connects to the overhead power line. If you see any damages, please do not touch them - contact an electrician immediately.

If you are still without power, know of any blocked roadways, or have a vehicle that has a tree or significant debris on it, please call The City at 403-342-8111.

The snow storage site at Edgar Industrial will remain open to collect fallen branches and trees until July 3. Residents can also bring green branches to the City’s Waste Management Facility at no cost. In addition to regular hours, the Waste Management Facility will open this Sunday, June 25 and next Sunday, July 2 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to accept resident waste from the storm.

“We are relaxing our waste bag limit for areas affected by the power outage,” said Craig Curtis, City Manager. “The relaxation is in effect for these areas until June 29.”

City recreation facilities continue to offer support to residents during normal business hours. Residents can drop in to the Collicutt Centre, G.H. Dawe Community Centre, Recreation Centre or Michener Aquatic Centre to shower, connect to WIFI or charge cell phones and other devices.

Trails and some parks within the Waskasoo Park system, including Kin Kanyon remain closed. Parks that have reopened are:

  • Picnic area at MacKenzie Trails
  • Bower Ponds Recreation Area
  • Great Chief Park
  • Rotary Picnic Park
  • Rotary Recreation Park
  • Heritage Square
  • Lions Campground

While these parks are open, the trails surrounding and connecting them are still closed until further notice. Please exercise caution when using trails, and report any hazards you see.

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. 

If you require assistance with food, lodging or other supports as a result of the power outage, please call 211 or 403-342-8111 or visit the Canadian Red Cross office at 5301 43 Street. 

Residents who want to volunteer, or those who need help with clean-up can contact Volunteer Central at 403-346-3710 or email community@volunteercentral.ca.

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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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