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Power restored in Kelowna

Fortis just said power is being restored to some customers in Kelowna. 

A reader said power has been restored by the Verve residences.

There is a widespread power outage in Kelowna. 

Saturday's windy conditions brought trees down on power lines in West Kelowna and in Kelowna as well. Fortis confirmed winds caused a tree to contact a power line and bring several areas offline.

Fortis said they have a crew en route to Central Kelowna and are working on bringing people back online.

BC Hydro said their issue is around Parkinson Recreation Centre, which is hosting the Okanagan Tattoo show this weekend. 

BC Hydro said an estimated 200 customers are out of power. However, Castanet has heard that outages spread from downtown, up Glenmore and into the Dilworth area. 

Twitter user @SilentOps70 said "a transformer blew near Powick rd & Hwy 97. Crews aware.”

More to come.

If you are experiencing the outage or have pictures of wind damage send them to [email protected]

This is an unconfirmed video of trees hitting a power line near the Audi dealership on Highway 97 in Kelowna.

Contributed Jen Fairholm


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