Thousands of customers have been without power since midnight Wednesday in the southeast.
SaskPower says fire damage to a large transmission structure is to blame for the outage, which knocked out power to people in a large area from Carlyle to the provincial border with Manitoba.
Spokesperson Jonathan Tremblay said crews are currently re-routing power, but will need to make major repairs to the main line later on.
“When we’re talking about our transmission grid, those are the very large structures that bring power from our power stations to major communities,” Tremblay said.
“It usually means a lot more work than those smaller outages in the city, it’s going to take a bit more time and it’s also going to take time to re-route power using other transmission lines and other ways,” he added.
Power may also need to be temporarily imported from Manitoba until the permanent repairs are done on the next coupe of days.
Tremblay says they’re confident every customer will have power by early Wednesday afternoon.