A power outage affecting 8,000 customers will hit the West Central region Thursday afternoon.

SaskPower is working to improve the power system in your area. In order to do their work safely, they need to shut the power off this afternoon for four hours to customers in the town of Kindersley, Loverna, Hoosier, Smiley, Coleville, Dodsland, Plenty, Netherhill, Flaxcombe, Marengo, Merid, Alsask, Laporte, Eatonia, Glidden, Madison and all surrounding rurals today from 12:45 PM to 4:45 PM, weather permitting.

Outage MapThe affected areas above will be without power from 12:45 to 4:45 pm Thursday. Screengrab via saskpower.com.

For updates on this outage visit Outage Updates (saskpower.com) They apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.