Power outages and road closures remain in place for Embrun area, temporary shelters available

An SD&G OPP cruiser. Smith photo, Nation Valley News file

EMBRUN —  Russell County OPP have received information in regards to road closures in relation to the power outage still in effect today.

Due to freezing rain in the area, the power is out causing roads and schools closures. The OPP would like to warn the population to be careful with possible ice fall, broken branches and downed power lines.


Temporary shelters are open:

St-Albert Community Centre at 201 Principale Street, St-Albert

Limoges Fire Hall, at 673 Limoges Rd, Limoges

Clarence Creek Arena, at 418 Lemay Street, Clarence-Creek

Warning center located:

1195 South Russell, Russell,

717 Notre Dame, Embrun,

1215 St-Augustin, Embrun


Residents are advised to stay away from hydro line and watercourses. Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children.

The primary focus of the OPP is to ensure the safety to those who are being affected by the power outage.

The OPP are also encouraging the public to visit www.nation.on.ca, www.russell.ca, www.clarence-rockland.com for updates. Please report any power issues to Hydro One and issues with the road to the municipalities, instead of calling 911.


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