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Wind Storm Information

Post Date:01/13/2021 11:51 AM

UPDATE: January 14, 2021:

Our crews are still out assessing and fixing damage in various areas around Town. In the meantime, we have a few answers for some FAQs that may come up as residents clean up their properties:

 

Missing/Damaged Garbage Carts and Missed Garbage Collection
If your collection carts have gone missing and/or have been damaged, give our Public Works Shop a call (403-223-6018) or email (pss@taber.ca) with your address and our staff will help you out. Our phone lines will be busy today, so we ask that you leave a message if you can’t get through, or email if you are able to do so.
 
If your carts were missed in collection yesterday, please give our Public Works Shop a call to report it: 403-223-6018.
Tree Branches & Debris
The compost facility at 80th Avenue is now OPEN, but citizens are advised to use it at their own risk and be careful of debris. The Town still recommends using the Transfer Station (www.taber.ca/transferstation) wherever possible for compost drop-off as it has a larger space, and the 80th Avenue site may fill quickly due to overwhelming response and damage. If you have other debris to clear, don’t forget that Taber households have up to three Transfer Station vouchers per year (which covers the cost of disposal for 250kg of waste each). Coupons can be picked up at the Town Office or the Public Works Shop (proof of address may be required).
 
Taber Memorial Gardens
The Taber Memorial Gardens remains CLOSED to the public. If you have questions about cemetery services, please contact us at cemetery@taber.ca or 403-223-5500 ext 5515.
Power Lines and Power Outages
When clearing trees on your property, please be aware of power lines and take extreme caution around them. To report a downed line or a power outage, please call Fortis Alberta at 310-WIRE (310-9437) immediately. Stay away from downed or broken power lines.
 
The Town wants to thank the public for your assistance and continued patience while we all clean up after yesterday’s storm. If you have any questions that haven’t been answered above, please contact us at 403-223-5500 or town@taber.ca and our staff will be happy to assist.
 
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January 13, 2021 Information:

Due to the wind, damage has been reported around Taber. Crews are out assessing damage and repairs needed.

 

Trees, Power Lines, and Power Outages
If you are seeing downed trees blocking roads or access, please contact our Public Works Shop (leave a message as the lines may be busy), and our staff will work as quickly as possible to clear them: 403-223-6018 or pss@taber.ca

 

Please report downed power lines to 310-WIRE (310-9437) immediately. Stay away from downed power lines. Safety information can be found here: https://www.fortisalberta.com/Safety

 

We are hearing reports of power outages. To see what is affected or report an outage, please call 310-WIRE or report online: https://service.fortisalberta.com/
Service Interruptions and Closures
The 80th Avenue compost facility is CLOSED until further notice. Please take compost items to the Transfer Station (when safe to do so, as current weather may impede service).

 

Taber Memorial Gardens is CLOSED to the public until further notice while crews assess the area. If you have questions about the cemetery, please contact us at cemetery@taber.ca or by calling 403-223-5500 ext 5515.

Home or Car Damage
If you have damage to your home or car, please contact your insurance provider as soon as possible.

 

Town crews are working as quickly as possible to fix any damage found. Please have patience as we work, and please email and leave messages where possible. We appreciate your patience at this time.

 

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