Power was also out to a wide portion of southeast Saskatchewan for much of the evening, but it is believed everyone has power back Friday morning with the exception of people south of Glen Ewen and Oxbow where repairs will be made once it is safe to do so.
Jonathan Tremblay with SaskPower said the storm ended up causing outages from southeast of Weyburn to the Manitoba and US border.
“A switching station, which brings power from the power plant and sends them to the communities was flooded,” said Tremblay. “That actually caused a trip which took the Boundary Dam offline.”
Tremblay said there was initial concern about the Boundary Dam from nearby residents who saw flames. Tremblay said, that’s just the dam doing its job.
“When the units trip, the dam is designed is to release all of their steam. So, all of the stacks start billowing steam. Some early reports speculated there was a fire, but it was just a normal operating function that it releases steam during this time.”