Thursday night’s spring storm that brought freezing rain and strong winds to east-central Saskatchewan continues to be problematic for SaskPower.
The company says 838 customers were still without service, as of 11 a.m. Sunday morning.
In a news release, SaskPower says they are allocating as many available resources as possible to address and repair secondary service line damage.
Customers with damaged secondary service lines or service masts (the connection point of the secondary service line) will need to reach out to a local electrician or contractor to conduct the repair. SaskPower crews will also need to receive written consent from the home’s resident prior to installing a temporary fix.
Whenever possible, crews will hang a temporary overhead line, or if there isn’t another option, will lay the temporary line on the ground to restore service.
Downed lines are still a very real possibility, and so customers are reminded if they see one, to remain back a safe distance (at least 10 metres) and to call the Outage Centre to report it.