CALGARY – Thousands of people remain without power as a major electrical outage continues in the city’s downtown core.
Power was lost on Saturday evening after an underground fire sparked in the area of 8th Street and 5th Avenue S.W., severely damaging electrical systems.
According to the City of Calgary, the outage has impacted about 1,900 metered customers in 112 residential and commercial buildings.
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Officials were able to coordinate a total of 300 rooms for displaced residents on Tuesday night, and didn’t need to open a temporary shelter at the Big 4 Building, which was on standby.
The Information Centre at Mewata Armoury (801 – 11 Street SW) will be open from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
Where is power out?
There are currently power outages between 5th Street S.W. and 11th Street S.W. —; and 4th Avenue S.W. and 7th Avenue S.W.
When will power be restored?
Enmax is working to repair the equipment and determine what caused the fire, but anticipate power should be entirely restored to the affected area by noon on Thursday, October 16th.
For more information on the progress that has been made, you can visit the Enmax blog.
Is Calgary Transit affected?
Calgary Transit says for the most part things are operating as usual. However, some bus routes will be detoured until further notice.
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WATCH: Emergency Operations Centre update from Wednesday, October 15th. Originally broadcast at 4:00 PM MT.