Power outages expected for Normandeau during electrical upgrade

Customers could experience more than one outage

A series of intermittent power outages are scheduled for parts of Normandeau starting Tuesday and continuing until mid-July.

They will begin at 9 a.m. and typically be done by 4 p.m. while crews work to upgrade electrical equipment in the area.

Power will be shut off from one to four hours at a time, and some customers may experience more than one outage. About 1,000 residential properties will be impacted, but it’s not expected to affect area businesses.

Customers who will experience outages will not be notified directly in advance of a power outage, says the city.

For the first week to 10 days, the outages will be concentrated in the area of Red Deer Village. Signage will be in place at the entrances to affected areas when outages are to happen.

The city offers these tips to follow during a power outage:

1. Turn off appliances and unplug all sensitive electronic equipment. Keep one light switch turned on so you know when the power comes back on.

2. Think safety: do not bring your gas or charcoal barbecue indoors and be careful with candles.

3. Consider food safety. If the freezer door is closed, food can stay frozen from between 12 and 48 hours, depending on how full the freezer is and what kind of food is stored in it.

Most food will keep in the fridge for 24 hours. Dairy products, however, should be discarded after six hours.

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