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CITY PREPARES FOR 110 km/h WIND GUSTS

For immediate release: February 1, 2015 - 4:48pm
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Environment Canada forecasts, Saskatoon and area could face extreme wind gusts of up to 100-110 kilometres per hour today, January 15, 2014. 

As the force of such high winds may be destructive, the City is prepared to handle potential service disruptions throughout the wind storm.  Crews from Saskatoon Light & Power, Public Works and Transportation will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day and promptly respond to issues as they arise.

The City would also like to remind residents to keep safety a priority during extreme weather events such as this one.  In an emergency, residents are to phone 911 for immediate assistance.

Should a power outage affect traffic lights, please remember to treat intersections as a four-way stop, pull over and call 306-975-2981 to report the outage. 

Residents are also reminded to avoid all downed power lines, and call 306-975-2621 to report a live wire emergency. 

If City-owned trees are damaged and residents are concerned they may be a safety hazard, please phone 306-975-2890 during regular office hours and 306-975-3300 after hours to report the problem to a representative from the Parks Division. 

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