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Released on November 6, 2020
A major winter storm is expected to hit Saskatchewan this weekend and residents are reminded to stay up-to-date by downloading the SaskAlert app.
Updates on the situation will be provided through the SaskAlert app, which provides critical information on emergencies in real time. The app is available for free on Apple and Android app stores.
“Emergency response staff and resources are being deployed and are ready to respond if and when needed,” Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency President Marlo Pritchard said. “The Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) is already coordinating with government agencies, utilities and other emergency managers.”
While municipalities are the first line of defense in an emergency, the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) is prepared to assist communities when a situation exceeds their coping capacities or when they require extra support.
If support is needed, community leaders can contact their local SPSA Emergency Services Officer, call 1-800-667-9660 or simply call 911.
EMERGENCY TIPS – BEFORE THE STORM:
EMERGENCY TIPS – DURING THE STORM:
SASKPOWER PREPARES FOR STORM
SaskPower has ensured staff and equipment are ready with standby teams ready to go and available for the weekend in case of outages. If power outages occur, SaskPower crews will work as quickly and safely as they can to restore service. However, extreme winter storms can sometimes lead to prolonged power outages.
STAY SAFE ON THE ROADS
The Ministry of Highways crews are on standby and ready to respond to a snow event 24 hours a day with 300 snow plows stationed at about 75 locations across the province and full stockpiles of salt and sand located throughout the province.
The ministry is also reminding drivers to stay safe on the roads this weekend. Drivers can help keep roads safe by:
For more information, contact:
Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency
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