Hundreds of thousands of people are without power as SaskPower deals with an extremely large system failure.

The lights went out at just before 9 am here in Estevan with reports coming in from across southern Saskatchewan. SaskPower says their call centre has been flooded with outage reports and they're working to fix the situation as quickly as they can but they haven't provided any specifics. Officials are using the SaskPower Twitter page to try and keep everyone up to date but there have been indications that this could be a major issue.

"We don’t have an estimated restoration time yet. And, power could be out for an extended period of time," stated SaskPower on their blog page. "Our crews are working hard to safely assess and correct the problem."

Some small areas have had their service restored while many others wonder when things will get back to normal.

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