Oversized load strikes wires, causing power outages in Fort Saskatchewan

Nearly 200 Fortis Alberta customers in Fort Saskatchewan are without electricity and telephone service after an oversized cargo overturned several lines Monday.

The RCMP says an oversized cargo was unable to safely clear the height of wires that ran across Sherridon Drive between 97 and 99 streets, knocking the lines down around 6 p.m.

No one was injured by the police.

Emergency crews responded after power lines were shot down and damaged by an oversized cargo at Fort Saskatchewan on Monday, January 17, 2022 (Source: Kevin Oudith).

According to Fortis, the power is expected to be restored at. 22.00. Several schools and businesses in the area are also affected by the outage.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area as crews complete repairs.

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