SaskPower crews are still working to restore customers without power following the spring storm that hammered the region. Additional crews from other districts have been dispatched to the Carlyle, Estevan, Moosomin, and Carnduff areas, and repairs will progress throughout the day.
SaskPower had initially reported that approximately 500 customers would be off overnight, but due to delays in repairs caused by extremely wet and muddy conditions, 1,482 residential and farm customers were without power last night.
While the majority of these customers are expected to be restored tonight, some customers will remain without power into tomorrow.
SaskPower says they are actively working to determine estimated times to restore power and will let these customers know as soon as possible through the SaskPower app and on saskpower.com/outages.
Through the use of helicopters and ground patrols, a comprehensive damage assessment was completed yesterday. Approximately 1300 incidents of damage to power infrastructure were identified and catalogued – in comparison, the storm that hit the Maple Creek area earlier this month had approximately 300 incidents of damage.
Since the beginning of the restoration effort, over 3,100 crossarms, 600 power poles, and 300 metres of power line have been dispatched to the southeast.