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Update re: widespread power outages in Red Deer

June 21, 2017 5:33 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Widespread power outages continue in Red Deer, with the local state of emergency still in effect. 

Power is still out in approximately 15 per cent of Red Deer, with the outages expected to continue for up to the next 72 hours in some areas of the city. Currently, some parts of the following areas are without power:  

  • West half of Riverside Meadows
  • Village Mall and Highland Green
  • Grandview and Eastview
  • Vanier Woods
  • Riverside Drive area, including Lion’s Campground
  • Westlake and Fort Normandeau
  • Some additional small pockets of the city without power

There may be intermittent power outages in other areas for short periods of time, under an hour. Please report any outage that lasts longer than two hours by calling 403-342-8111.

“We ask residents to reach out to their neighbours who could be without power for the next 72 hours” said Paul Goranson, Emergency Manager Director / Operations Director. “This includes anything from helping cleaning up fallen debris, charging phones or offering space in your freezer.”

If you are without power, residents are welcome to access our four recreation facilities (, , and ). There is WIFI, and outlets to charge cell phones.

Some intersections are still without power or have flashing traffic lights. Please approach all intersections with caution. 

As some areas of Ross Street are closed, when entering the downtown westbound on Ross Street, detour at 40 Avenue north to 55 Street or south to 39 Street. For exiting the downtown core, choose routes other than Ross Street at this time. We expect Ross Street to open later tonight.

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

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

In addition, there may be some scheduled events or activities that need to be cancelled; however, we do not yet 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

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