Many people in southeastern Saskatchewan remain without power heading into Monday.
SaskPower reported that they were able to restore power for around 12,000 customers as of 8 p.m. Sunday, but that 12,188 were still dealing with outages at that point.
The Crown corporation anticipated some of those customers would be without power through the night, including those in Frobisher, White Bear, Redvers, and Storthoaks.
"SaskPower has brought in crews and workers from all around the southern part of the province, including from Regina, Saskatoon, Weyburn, North Battleford, Yorkton, Melville, and Swift Current," said SaskPower in a release. "All told, 182 technicians comprising 35 crews will be dispatched tomorrow to continue the repairs."
Efforts to identify damage and carry out repairs were delayed by dangerous conditions from Saturday into Sunday, namely high wind speeds, ice, and heavy snow.
Helicopter patrols will help continue the damage assessment on Monday.
The SaskPower Outage Centre had fielded over 6,000 calls from the beginning of the storm through around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
The combination of freezing rain, snow, and temperatures near the freezing point have produced a lot of ice and snow buildup on power lines and power poles.
"SaskPower asks that customers avoid passing under power lines, as there is a risk of falling ice and snow. Also, due to this ice and snow buildup, there is a heightened risk of power lines being brought down."
You should stay a safe distance (at least 10 metres) back from a downed power line, if you come across one, and call the SaskPower Outage Centre to report it (306-310-2220).
SaskPower tweeted that they expect to have more information on damage and repair times on Monday.
10:48 PM: damage and estimated repair times as early as possible on Mon. April 25th #skoutage 3/3— SaskPower (@SaskPower) April 25, 2022
SaskPower thanked customers for their patience.