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Power restored in West Kelowna

Update: 4:45 p.m. -

BC Hydro tells Castanet the power outage, Wednesday afternoon, was caused by strong winds that blew flags on a safety line into the power line below.  

The safety line was strung above the power line, as a crane was to be working in the area and BC Hyrdo used the flags as a warning to the crane operator.

Update 3:45 p.m. - Power was restored to all customers shortly before 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. Apparently wind blew trees down, knocking down a high tension wire.

Power is out to nearly 2,400 BC Hydro customers in West Kelowna.

The power went out shortly after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and, according to BC Hydro's website, may not be restored fully until about 5 p.m. this evening.

The affected area is east of Highway 97, west of Wetton Road and south of Saddleback Place.



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