Storm leaves 6500 without power

Powerful winds have left approximately 6,500 SaskPower customers without power as crews fight the weather to try and repair downed lines.

Maple Creek and Eastend are currently without power due to widespread damage to power lines.

The power company is reporting at least 40 power poles that have been knocked down due to wind, and a 2-3 mile section of line that is down south of Maple Creek.

Wind speeds, poor road conditions and low visibility are hampering the efforts of crews, but they are on standby and ready to restore power when it is safe to do so.

Due to the nature of the storm SaskPower says there is a potential that customers may come across downed lines.

If you do happen to see one of these lines, stay back at least 33 feet and call SaskPower at 310 – 2220.

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