Power outage hits 81 Olds customers
Caused by garbage truck hitting power pole, Fortis spokesperson says
Tuesday, Jan 05, 2016 06:00 am
Eighty-one customers in Olds were hit with an emergency power outage Dec. 29 after a garbage truck hit a power pole in a back alley.
Customers affected were located between 48 Street and 49 Street. The outage was scheduled to run from 12 noon to 3:30 p.m.
“It could have been more but what we’re doing is we are replacing the pole and we’re replacing it hot, meaning we’re keeping the main line on with power so that more customers are not affected by it,” Jennifer MacGowan said.
Affected customers were contacted by Fortis at about 9:15 a.m, MacGowan said.