The power outage continues for a huge portion of the southwest.

Close to 3,000 residents in the southwest corner of Saskatchewan woke up today to what is still an ongoing power outage. 

The problems first began at 12:30 a.m. last night when a transmission line failed, causing power to cease transmitting down the grid. At first, crews were able to repair it and restore the power, only for it to fail hours later at 5:30 a.m this morning. 

SaskPower has been hard at work to determine the exact cause of the repeated failure, with some preliminary details having been released.

Media spokesperson for SaskPower, Scott McGregor, has been helping coordinate information for folks asking about their lack of electricity. 

"We do have crews out patrolling the line to try and figure out what the cause of the outage was," said McGregor. "It's something that we're currently investigating and working on. Hopefully, we'll be able to get that line restored as soon as possible."

Transmission lines are the giant lines on the humungous metal support structures seen in the countryside. They help to carry power to smaller lines that you typically see along roadsides and in town. 

There is no estimated time for a repair currently. As the day goes on, SaskPower will release additional information as the situation changes.