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Kelowna  

Several still without power

UPDATE: 8:20 p.m.

About 1,300 FortisBC customers in the Beaverdell and Rock Creek area remain without power Monday evening.

Power went out in the region, as it did in many pockets of the Okanagan, just before 4 a.m. due to the overnight wind storm.

Fortis estimates power will be restored about midnight.

Just a handful of residents in the Mission and Rutland areas of Kelowna remain out.


ORIGINAL STORY: 12:05 p.m.

FortisBC crews are scrambling to restore power to about 2,000 customers across the Central and South Okanagan regions following last night's storm.

Spokesperson Nicole Bogdanovic says: "There remains a number of small pockets of customers out as a result of the storm. We appreciate people's patience as crews continue to remove trees, assess damage and make repairs across multiple locations."

Bogdanovic says customers may experience intermittent outages as crews isolate sections of the system to safely make repairs. 

The largest outage is in the Rock Creek-Beaverdell area, where approximately 1,300 customers are without power. Fortis estimates it should be back on by 7 p.m.

Kelowna has 204 customers in the dark, and Bogdanovic says power should be restored between 5 and 7 p.m.

The Kelowna outages are affecting pockets of Rutland, Glenmore, East Kelowna and Joe Rich, including the Belgo area, June Springs and others.

There is visible line damage in McKinley Landing and additional parts of Glenmore, but power is still on.

Power has been restored to Jupiter/Rutland roads, Holbrook road and Horak Road.

In Oliver, 299 customers are powerless. Estimated time for its return is 5 p.m.

There are also 193 customers affected in North Fork and 45 in Naramata, where power should be back on by 5 or 6 p.m.



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