SaskPower crews have braved the elements and once again restored power to the southwest.
Working since 5:30 a.m. yesterday, SaskPower crews have been trying to complete some repairs on a transmission line that had failed. As of 4:22 p.m. the same day, the line was repaired and power restored.
Scott McGregor is a media spokesperson for SaskPower, and he says the Crown Corporation is grateful for folks patients during the outage.
"All of our customers who were affected by this outage can imagine why the power had been out with all the spring weather we've been having," said McGregor. "They're patience is greatly appreciated."
The transmission line was difficult for crews to even assess the damage, due to the rough conditions out in the area. Nevertheless, they managed to plan the repair and complete it the same day.
"All of our crews go out every day and sometimes work in less than ideal situations to restore power and keep the lights on in the province," said McGregor. "They work as quickly and safely as they can."
It is unknown what exactly caused the line to fail. The three big suspects are the freezing rain, the wind, and the aging infrastructure, possibly a combination of all three.
This power outage lasted for just shy of 11 hours and saw close to 3,000 SaskPower customers without power. Thankfully, temperatures were mild, even with all the ice and wind. Click here to see the original story and outage map.