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Cause found in Saskatchewan power outage

The SaskPower carbon capture and storage facilityis pictured at the Boundary Dam Power Station in Estevan, Sask. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
Summary

SaskPower said a buildup of frost likely caused a power outage that affected thousands across the province


The Crown utility says the frost was the result of foggy conditions last week that forced power lines to sag.


REGINA – SaskPower is blaming a major buildup of frost on power lines for an outage Tuesday that affected about 200-thousand people in the province.

Regina, Moose Jaw and numerous other communities went dark when two high-voltage transmission lines tripped.

The Crown utility says the frost was the result of foggy conditions last week that forced power lines to sag.

Service has now been restored with the exception of a few farms.