Storm knocks down trees, power
Jul 21, 2012 / 9:35 am
Power was knocked out in several regions across the Okanagan as a result of the storm which rolled through the area Friday afternoon.
According to BC Hydro, power was out for more than 800 customers in Coldstream due to downed trees over power lines and another 2300 customers in Coldstream and Spallumcheen had their power cut as did an additional 700 Vernon customers east of Mable Lake Road.
By Saturday morning there were still over 100 customers in Vernon without power.
Almost 1500 customers in Peachland were without electricity again on Friday after suffering through a 10 hour power outage on Thursday.
Also, there are reports of downed trees and power outages in and around the Lumby area and a tree has come down on a house in Oliver near Southside Builders Mart on Hwy 97.
Neal Pobran with FortisBC says portions of Oliver and Naramata were without power after the storm hit and about 200 homes in the Joe Rich area are also without power after a tree fell on some power lines.
In the Central Okanagan, there were reports of trees coming down on houses, including one on Todd Road in Kelowna and the other in West Kelowna.
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