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Scattered power outages in Alberta


April 19, 2010 — About 200 homes in Alberta are still without power after last week's snowstorm.

About 200 people in rural Alberta are still waiting for the lights to come back on after last week's powerful winter storm.

The city of Lethbridge was buried under more than 18cm of snow back on Wednesday. It was enough to trigger car accidents and knock more than 50,000 people off the power grid.

Electricity has since been restored to most homes, but scattered outages still remain. Once the power is restored, it will still take crews several weeks to clean up the damage done by the storm. At least 400 power poles and 200 wires were brought down by the heavy snow and gusty winds.

The storm also swept across Saskatchewan, but the main story there was rain. Enough fell to wash out roads and flood backyards in Regina.

There's isn't any snow in the forecast for southern Alberta or southern Saskatchewan this week. In fact, temperatures could be soaring into the high teens and low twenties on Monday afternoon.

For more details on what kind of weather conditions you can expect this week, make sure you tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your National Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.

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