Power outage concerns farmers in Fort Qu'Appelle area

A day after power was knocked out amid stormy weather, some people in the Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. area were still in the dark.

A day after power was knocked out amid stormy weather, some people in the Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. area were still in the dark.

Audrey Schill, who farms south of the town, told CBC News at around 7:30 a.m. CST that she and her neighbours had been without power for 22 hours.

Schill has a generator keeping water out of her basement at the moment, but her fridge and deep freeze are getting warm. 

She said she has not heard anything from SaskPower and just gets a recording when she calls.

Sask Power said its crews continue to fix individual outages around Fort Qu’Appelle due to storm damages.

In a tweet in response to a CBC news request for information, SaskPower said about 10 rural customers were still without power at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

The utility said a strong wind storm moved through the area around 9 a.m. the day before.

The company also said customers can call 306-310-2220 for information or to register for a callback.

There are no estimated times of repair, but crews continue to work as fast as they can, SaskPower said.

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