As power slowly starts to return to homes and businesses across Regina, city officials are asking residents to be patient while crews work to restore it.
Mayor Michael Fougere said there’s no need to worry about the city’s water.
“I understand at the wastewater treatment plant, the power did not go out, McCarthy Boulevard pumping station, the power remained on,” Fougere said. “Buffalo Pound has intermittent power shortages, but is continuing on as it will.”
Fire Chief Layne Jackson said those who can avoid the roads should do so.
“The signals and the traffic signals are out in a large part of the city, so we’re urging residents to limit their travel and if possible, stay home because travel is going to be difficult within the city with no traffic signals in operation.”
While it is not known what specifically caused the power outages, frost build-up on the lines is being seen as a contributing factor.