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No power for thousands

UPDATED: 1:52 p.m.

BC Hydro Crews have made significant progress, but more than 10,000 customers are still without power throughout the Okanagan/Kootenay and Thompson/Shuswap regions.

BC Hydro is reporting 89 outages through the regions, several of which still have no estimated time of restored power. 

A brief but powerful storm knocked power out for thousands of customers overnight. 

Downed power lines from fallen trees and branches are primarily to blame. 

For a list of outages and estimated times for power to be restored, visit the BC Hydro website.


ORIGINAL: 8:44 a.m.

More than 27,000 BC Hydro customers are still without power throughout the Okanagan/Kootenay and Thompson/Shuswap regions. 

An early morning storm briefly ripped through the area, toppling trees, downing power lines and wreaking havoc for dozens of property owners. 

BC Hydro is reporting more than 50 outages in the Okanagan/Kootenay region, ranging from Vernon to Golden. While in the Thompson/Shuswap region, BC Hydro is reporting 30 outages from Salmon Arm to 100 Mile House. 

A list of outages and estimated times for power to be restored can be found at on the BC Hydro website

A Castanet reader has sent in information about downed trees on Westside Road. 

"They are stopping people just passed Okanagan Resort on Westside Road heading towards Vernon, letting people know there's about seven trees down on the road before Lacasa."



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