August 1, 2019 2:56 pm
Updated: August 1, 2019 3:02 pm

Goose causes power outage in southwest Regina on Thursday morning

Residents in southwest Regina were without power Thursday morning after SaskPower says a goose flew into one of its lines.

Stewart Manhas / Global News

Residents in Regina’s Cathedral, Lakeview, River Heights and Normandy Heights areas were without power Thursday morning, after SaskPower said a goose flew into one of its lines.

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SaskPower dispatched crews around 7 a.m. and by 8:30 a.m. power was restored to a majority of its customers.

Just before 10:30 a.m. all power was restored. In total, the power outage impacted 3,900 customers.

SaskPower said this is more usual than people think and said one-third of all power outages are caused by wildlife.

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