Earlier this morning, the downtown core of Drumheller was without power.

The power outage, which only lasted 35 minutes, happened downtown Drumheller around 8:35 this morning, August 2.

"We had a fault on the secondary service to a customer that caused the primary fuse on the transformer to blow, which caused the outage," explained Construction Supervisor of ATCO for East Central Alberta, Robert Sanders.

"Unfortunately we had a squirrel crawl up into the secondary that caused this issue."

The transformer effected by this incident put 11 people without power for just over half an hour, which Sanders said was an impressive response and repair time.

"I'd like to thank the local staff for getting on that," concluded Sanders. "That was an excellent response time."

If you find yourself needing to report a problem or power outage to ATCO Electric, call 1-800-668-5506.

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