Fortis working on restoring power to areas of Southern Alberta

Photo: Fortis Alberta

"Our crews continue to work on restoration and we have mobilized crews from other areas of the province to assist"


Fortis Alberta says that they are experiencing a number of power outages throughout southern Alberta due to high winds in the area, including the communities of Bragg Creek, Redwood Meadows, Morley and Tsuu T'ina Nation.

"We continue to work to restore power and crews have been mobilized where it is safe to do, during our triage, we have discovered several poles down in the larger affected areas."

Earlier Wednesday, Fortis said several trees were discovered "on the line" in Bragg Creek and 943 customers were without power, with an estimated time of repair of 3:30 p.m.

The outages come as the region was experiencing high winds of more than 130 kilometres an hour, in some areas.

Environment Canada said that "Damaging westerly wind gusts approaching 140 km/h are occurring along the foothills,"

"Winds will begin to weaken this evening but remain gusty into Thursday."


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