Saskatchewan

Fierce winds cause damage across Saskatchewan

People across Saskatchewan were reporting damage due to strong winds Sunday.

Gusts reach 120 km/h in Swift Current

Scaffolding on a downtown Regina renovation project dangles above the street. (Stephen Hall/Twitter)

People across Saskatchewan were reporting damage due to strong winds Sunday.

In Regina, a portion of scaffolding on a renovation project on a downtown building was seen dangling perilously above Albert Street at the intersection with Victoria Avenue.

"Very dangerous," Stephen Hall, who posted an image of the damaged scaffolding on Twitter, said.

The wind was also associated with a number of power outages Sunday. SaskPower reported that four power poles were knocked down south of Radville, Sask.

Damaged poles in Estevan, Sask., were also reported Sunday night, affecting a number of blocks in that city.

Electricity was also out Sunday night in parts of north Regina and the nearby communities of White City and Emerald Park.

Crews were tending to the outages as of 9:45 p.m. CST Sunday.

Environment Canada issued wind warnings throughout the day and noted that gusts exceeded 100 km/h in some areas.

"The peak wind gust reported today has been 120 km/h in Swift Current," the weather office reported Sunday. "There have been numerous reports of damage and overturned vehicles throughout the affected area."

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