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Power outages across the city last night

May 25, 2017 9:28 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Strong wind and rain resulted in numerous power outages last night, with some lasting past midnight. Several neighbourhoods were affected and Electric Light & Power crews worked through the night to restore power.

“Weather is unpredictable, and this storm was a good reminder for people to be prepared for emergencies,” said Jim Jorgensen, Electric Light & Power Manager.

Here is a summary of the major power outages that occurred as a result of the storm:

  • Queens Industrial Park and Edgar Industrial Park due to a fallen tree near Highway 11A
  • 67 Street at 58 Avenue near Fire Station 2 due to a broken power pole
  • Ross Street at 43 Avenue due to a fallen tree
  • 55 Street near 47 Avenue due to a fallen tree
  • 47 Street east of 40 Avenue
  • Glendale School area due to a broken power pole
  • 60 Street at 54 Avenue due to a downed power line
  • 58 Street at 43 Avenue
  • 56 Street at 47A avenue due to a fallen tree

During a power outage citizens are reminded to contact EL&P at 403-342-8274 during business hours or 403-348-5700 after hours. For additional tips on what to do during a power outage visit http://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/electric-light-and-power/if--your-power-is-out/

After power is restored:

  • Turn on essential appliances first and then others after 10 – 15 minutes
  • Reset your thermostat
  • Make sure your refrigerator and freezer are back on
  • Reset your clocks, automatic timers and alarms
  • Restock your emergency kit. To learn how to prepare a kit visit https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/vds/prprng-kt-en.aspx

For more information on preparing for emergencies, view Get Prepared at https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/hzd/pwrtgs-eng.aspx

For more information, please contact:

Jim Jorgenson
Electric Light & Power Manager
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8274

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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