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Power outage scheduled for parts of Eastview

June 14, 2016 1:34 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

A power outage scheduled for Thursday, June16, will affect some residents in Eastview.

Power will be turned off from 9 a.m. to noon while crews work to upgrade electrical equipment in the area. The affected area is bordered by 39 Street, 37 Avenue, 44 Street and 35 Avenue, and affected customers will be notified directly.

Below are some tips to follow during a power outage:

  1. Turn off appliances and unplug all sensitive electronic equipment. Keep one light switch turned on so you know when the power comes back on.
  2. Think safety. Do not bring your gas or charcoal barbecue indoors. Be careful with candles.

Please consider food safety during a power outage. If the freezer door is left closed, food can stay frozen for many hours (12 to 48 hours depending on how full the freezer is and what kind of food is stored there). Most food will keep in the fridge for 24 hours. Dairy products, however, should be discarded after six hours.

The service interruption is necessary for system maintenance and safety.

­For more information, please contact:

Wes Albers
Electric Light & Power
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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