Power crews busy with storm outages
Tuesday evening’s windstorm not only wreaked havoc on trees and yards, but also temporarily knocked power out for hundreds. According to the Fortis Alberta Website residents in the Rosebud and Hussar areas were without power since 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. Shortly before noon, it was restored to these areas.
Sylvia Adams of ATCO Electric said the company set up an incident command centre in Drumheller to deal with local power issues.
She said of noon May 26, customers in Three Hills, Drumheller, Rowley, Stettler, Buffalo lake Hanna and Castor experienced some outagLs She said if residents encounter downed power lines or trees touching wires, to keep clear of the area and report it.
Outages can be reported at 1-800-668-5506 or online at www.ATCOelectric.com. The company is also active on Twitter. “We would like to thank our customers for their patience during this weather event,” said Adams.