A series of planned power outages across southwestern Saskatchewan commencing today will leave some folks in the dark.

Residents east, south, and southwest of Shaunavon and east and southeast of Eastend will be without power from 6:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. today.

"We're taking down two feeders at a substation, so this is a system improvement thing we're doing," SaskPower Spokesperson Joel Cherry said. 

An estimated 560 customers will be affected.

The crown corporation will then move on to more improvements in the White Bear area on Monday. Thirty-two customers will be without power from 1 p.m. through to 4:30 p.m.

A second outage is scheduled for the same area on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. which will affect 154 customers.

Tuesday morning 368 customers in the Chaplin and Ernfold area will lose power for an hour from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. 

"That outage is being taken in order to install a new wireless tower," he said. "It's Omni Wireless that's installing a tower near Chaplin."

And a part of Assiniboia's east side of town will incur an outage on Tuesday as well from 5 a.m. until 7 a.m.

Customers affected will be in the 0 block of Assiniboia Trailer Court, the 500 block of 6th Avenue East, 5th Avenue East, and the 100 block of Leeville Drive.  

"It's part of our regular work to make sure that we can provide reliable power to our customers," he said. "This sort of work goes on all around the province, these ones are all in the southwest, so that's examples of the work we're doing there to invest in our system."  

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