Saskatchewan

Frost blamed for SaskPower outage in Regina and surrounding area

SaskPower says Wednesday's rime frost weighed down power lines, causing some to break. Crews were called out early Thursday morning.

All power restored to the affected areas as of 11:06 a.m. CST

At its peak, the power outage affected a wide area east of Regina as well as within city limits. (SaskPower)

SaskPower crews have been scrambling to restore power to hundreds of homes in Regina and the rural area surrounding it this morning.

The power went out around 2:30 a.m. CST in east Regina and outside the city. SaskPower said the outage was likely due to rime frost that accumulated on power lines, weighing them down and causing damage.

A spokesman said Thursday morning crews had found some of the damaged lines. Power was back on in all affected parts of Regina as of 9:30 a.m. and as of 11:06 a.m. all power was restored outside the city. 

The Greens neighbourhood in Regina is still without power but according to SaskPower it should be back on by 1:00 p.m.

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