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Morinville News

Weather cause of Monday’s power outage

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Approximately 100 utilities customers were without power for a couple hours Monday afternoon. Heavy, wet snow in the area caused a transformer and some switches to blow, leaving businesses and residences without power.

“The cause was contamination on our lines due to the heavy, wet snow in the area, said Fortis Alberta spokesperson Jennifer MacGowan in an email interview Monday afternoon, adding contamination was due to a combination of a buildup of dirt… […]