City advises Grand Forks residents of power outages

Boundary Sentinel
By Boundary Sentinel
February 16th, 2018

The City of Grand Forks is planning power outages beginning Sunday.

The planned outages are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 18th and from 8:30 a.m.to approximately 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21st.

City staff said outages are for upgrading sections of the power line.

“Please see the map for the approximate areas,” the City website said.

“Notices have been hand delivered to most affected properties.”

Staff said the red area will be out on February 18th and the purple area on February 21st.

Tips prior to the power outages:

  • Turn up your heat before the start of the outage.
  • Turn off or unplug appliances or equipment. Sensitive equipment, electronics and appliances should be unplugged during an outage and re-plugged after power has been restored.
  • Preserve heat, where possible. Close blinds or curtains and avoid opening doors to keep heat from escaping. Do not use outdoor barbeques, kerosene or camping heaters indoors as they emit carbon monoxide.
  • Stay warm by dressing in layers and bringing out extra blankets.
  • Get social! Make plans to visit friends or family in another area.

City staff thanks the public for their patience.

Anyone with question can please contact City Hall at – (250) 442-8266 or email.

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