UPDATE: Crews have found the fault in the transmission line that caused today’s outage. Power is expected back on by 5 p.m.
Just under 1,000 ATCO Electric customers west of Spirit River have been without power since this morning.
Spokesperson Clyde Blackburn says a lengthy transmission line went down around 8:10 a.m., but crews on the ground and in the air have had no luck finding the cause of the problem.
As such, there is no estimated time the electricity will be back on.
The affected communities include Gordondale, Bay Tree, and Silver Valley, along with several oilfield customers.