Power Disruption in Northern Alberta As Temperatures Drop Into -40's

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, December 30, 2017
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It was a very cold Friday night in Mackenzie County, Northern Alberta after there was a pressure issue with natural gas and system outages that left people without power.

As a result portions of northern Alberta was under a state of emergency.

Mackenzie County urged residents to use alternate heating sources. Places south of La Crête were experiencing natural gas outages.

The disruption impacted over 11,000 residents.

As evening set in and temperatures fell, Northern Lights Gas Co-op said in a statement that gas trucks were putting more fuel into the pipeline but could not keep up with the fuel demand.

Temperatures fell to minus 41 in High Level overnight with a wind chill of minus 47.



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