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Update: Scheduled power outage cancelled

April 3, 2018 1:49 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

April 3, 2018 at 3:25 p.m.

Update: Scheduled power outage cancelled

Electric Light and Power staff have cancelled a power outage which was previously scheduled to affect Aspen Ridge residents on Thursday, April 5.

Crews will still replace electrical equipment in the area, but will no longer need to shut off power to local residences to complete the work.


 April 3, 2018 at 1:50 p.m.

A power outage scheduled for Thursday, April 5, will affect some residents in Aspen Ridge.

Power will be turned off from 9 a.m. to noon while crews work to replace electrical equipment in the area. The outage will impact residential properties, but is not expected to impact area businesses. Electronic message boards will be used to notify residents.

Below are some tips to follow during a power outage:

  1. Turn off appliances and unplug all sensitive electronic equipment. Keep one light switch turned on so you know when the power comes back on.
  2. Think safety: do not bring your gas or charcoal barbecue indoors and be careful with candles.

Please consider food safety during a power outage. If the freezer door is left closed, food can stay frozen for many hours (12 to 48 hours depending on how full the freezer is and what kind of food is stored there). Most food will keep in the fridge for 24 hours. Dairy products, however, should be discarded after six hours.

The service interruption is necessary for system maintenance and safety.


­For more information, please contact:

Dean Walker
Electric Light & Power
The City of Red Deer

Communications and Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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