Power outage hits 81 Olds customers

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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.

dcollie@olds.greatwest.ca

“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 FORTIS SPOKESPERSON

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Doug Collie joined the Olds Albertan in 2014 as editor. He covers municipal politics, news, community events, arts and entertainment and sports happening in and around Bowden and Olds.