Thursday, January 5, 2017

Power outages in Pincher Creek, Piikani, and Crowsnest Pass areas

There were power outages on January 4 and January 5 in the Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass, and Piikani areas.  FortisAlberta released the following information about the outages:


January 4 Outage

This outage affected 1,970 customers in the areas of Pincher Creek, MD of Crownest Pass and Lundbreck starting at 11:20 a.m. on January 4. FortisAlberta’s power line technicians managed to sectionalize some line to get all but 100 customers re-energized with power by 12:30 p.m.

The remaining 100 customers were without power until about 5:30 p.m. Our power line technicians had some difficulty finding the problem. Around 1 p.m. they discovered a wire down on a cross-country section of line that was hard to patrol.

January 5 Outage

This outage affected 495 customers in the areas of Peigan, MD of Pincher Creek and Pikani First Nation, starting at 12:47 a.m. Power was re-energized to all but 94 customers by 7:30 a.m. and the 13 remaining customers had their power restored at 11 a.m. The cause was a broken piece of equipment on a power pole.

If FortisAlberta customers experience a power outage in their community, there are many ways to connect with FortisAlberta. This includes contacting our 24/7 customer contact centre at 310-WIRE (9473), onlineor through our mobile application, which is available for download on the app store for your device by searching for “FortisAlberta.”

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