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Southwest Saskatchewan has been hit by some intense weather again today, and that has resulted in power outages - with Fox Valley taking the brunt of it.

Jonathan Tremblay - a spokesperson for SaskPower - said that about 400 customers around Fox Valley, near Maple Creek, are without power.

"The very high winds and thunder and lightning have taken out about 16 of our power poles," he said. "It's not the easiest right now to go out and make repairs. So as soon as it's safe we will get ourselves and contractors will come out, start repairing poles, and we hope to have people back online by midnight."

Tremblay said they've been preparing for this kind of thing since around noon today, and they are ready should more messy weather roll through and cause problems.

SaskPower hopes to have power back to Fox Valley by midnight, though with the storm hitting Swift Current hard crews from 'Speedy Creek' aren't exactly able to up and leave.

Tremblay reiterated that it's important for people to steer clear of downed power lines, and to contact SaskPower (at 306 310 2220) or call 911.

"When you see extreme high winds, sometimes it takes down our lines. Our lines may look dead. They won't be moving; they'll just be on the ground. But there may still be power flowing to them; it's extremely dangerous."

Swift Current Light and Power stated they're aware of power outages in the city, have crews on scene working to resolve the issues, but don't have an estimated time for power to be restored.

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