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Wednesday , 18 May 2022
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

56 Street closed in Bonnyville due to downed power line

It’s a cold and windy day in the Lakeland which has caused a pole to almost topple over sending two power lines to the ground.

Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority Regional Fire Chief Dan Heney says, “Station 5 Bonnyville responded at 9:45 a.m. to 56 Street and 54 Ave for a downed power line.”

Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

“One pole leaning over the road and two lines are down on the road,” Fire Chief Heney told Lakeland Connect. “Atco Power is on scene and actively working on the issue.”

56 Street is currently barricaded at 53 Ave and 54 Ave, please avoid the area.

“Downed power lines are a true hazard as there is no guarantee the power has been cut until the power utility confirms it,” Fire Chief Heney concluded.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.