This past weekend a winter storm hit Pangman and area causing power, telephone and internet outages.
We received a lot of snow and the high winds caused many snow drifts around town. It took the majority of the day on Monday for the graders to clear snow and there is still more to be cleared today.
The power started to go out on Friday, January 22nd, and then on Saturday, January 23rd, the power went out in the afternoon for about 3 hours. It came back on for about 4 hours or so. Then around 10:30 p.m. or so it went out again and did not come back on until around 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 24th. Then during the night it went out again, but was back up yesterday morning. Apparently some power lines broke due to heavy ice on the lines. Other communities near us did not have their power restored until late Monday, and some farmers in the surrounding area are still waiting for their power to be restored.
The telephone and internet was restored in the early afternoon yesterday.
The Deep South Personal Care Home has a power generator, so many of the elderly were taken there to stay while the power was off.
We would like to thank the Sask Power and Sask Tel employees for coming out to repair the power and telephone problems during the storm.
Below are a few articles about this winter storm:
- Thousands of Saskatchewan residents without power after winter storm
- Winter storm pounds Saskatchewan
Here are some photos of the Pangman after the winter storm.