Power outages hit much of Saskatchewan this morning, and speaking at a press conference this afternoon SaskPower spokesperson Jordan Jackle said they're still trying to find an exact cause.

Around 9 a.m. this morning the power went out for a number of people. The most-widespread issues were in the southeast part of the province, though a number of locations around southwest Saskatchewan also lost power.

"At this point there is a fairly-wide power outage still in effect, running around the Regina area south to the US border over to the Manitoba border," said Jackle. "We also understand there was some power issues extending west of Regina as well, into places like Moose Jaw and Swift Current."

Jackle said they've had problems because of frost weighing down lines and poles, but they're still trying to figure out what precisely led to this morning's events.

"At this point as we're working to restore and repair any damage out there, there's two things happening. First of all, we still remain in the assessment phase at this point. That means we're out in the fields with hundreds of employees at SaskPower working to address this issue. We are in the sky and on the ground looking to see what sort of damage might have been caused to our equipment out there and really narrow down the cause of this."

Jackle said they lost power stations in the southeast when the power went off this morning. He added that in situations like this, those units can trip if the system senses instability.

More Local News

Convoy Reached Parliament Hill While Uniting Canada

The Yellow Vest Movement continues to make a difference in our country as the Convoy made its way east to Parliament Hill where the United We Roll Convoy could be better heard. Local representatives…

This February Could Be The Second Coldest on Record

If you thought this February was cold, you would be right, but more so then usual. This February is one of the coldest February on record for average temperatures. the monthly mean temperature, Which…

Local Business Awarded Highest Honour Possible

Murray GM in Estevan has been awarded the highest honour they could receive through General Motors of Canada. Each dealership in the company earns points towards entering the 'President's Club', an…

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Community Presentation

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Network is traveling to 10 Saskatchewan communities to deliver presentations on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Shana Mohr Training Coordinator with FASD…

EPS Deal With Rowdy Teenagers

The Estevan Police Service had a few calls last night, as they started off the night with some rambunxious teenagers. Sgt. Even Handley, "Members attended to the Leisure Centre last for a report of 5…

Crime Statistics Of 2018 And New Board Members Appointed

The first Police Board Meeting of the 2019 year started off with the swearing in of two new members, Michelle Graff, and Bernadette Wright. Each of the ladies was sworn in by Estevan's newest…

New Happy Little Hooves Animal Sanctuary

Two local sisters decided to take their dream of helping out local animals and turn it into a reality. Sisters Rhonda and Laura Stock have co-founded Happy Little Hooves Pony and Donkey Santuary Inc.…

Southeast College Solutions For Shortage In Skilled Workers

The country's unemployment rate hits a 43 year low of 5.6 percent in December, and the economy added over 65,000 jobs. Numbers like these paint a picture of a healthy job market where workers have…

More Details Regarding Friday Morning Fire

After the entire long weekend, the Estevan Fire Department is still looking to figure out the cause of a fire to an uninhabited building Friday morning that fire crews continued to fight throughout…

Environment Canada Launches New Weather App

In an effort to provide more accurate details about the forecast to those across the country, Environment Canada has released a new app. Titled 'Weather CAN', the Environment Canada hopes to cut out…

DiscoverEstevan.com is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login