February 28th, 2024

High winds down branches, knock out power for some

By Medicine Hat News on June 16, 2022.

High winds caused this cottonwood in Central Park to split and crash down on Wednesday morning. City parks warned residents to be aware of fallen trees and dangerous branches.--News Photo Collin Gallant

Wind gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour combined with rain to scatter branches and garbage bins throughout Medicine Hat on Wednesday morning.

Sustained gusts of 70 kilometres per hour tapered off during the day, but continuing drizzle made for a blustery day.

Large branches were blown down in Central Park and other areas, and the city’s land fill was closed to the public drop-off due to wind.

High winds causing damage to power lines resulted in a power outage for more than 100 residents of Parkview and Veinerville on Wednesday morning. The wind hampered city efforts to restore power, however the outage was resolved by 10:45 a.m.

Fortis Alberta reported that about 80 residences in Elkwater were without power for a large portion of the afternoon after heavy wind knocked down lines.

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