Still pockets with no power

UPDATE: 10:20 a.m.

City of Penticton has confirmed small pockets of the city are still without power.

Maurice Street, Caribou Street and a portion of Vees Drive are still affected. 

The City says power is expected to return "in less than 30 minutes."

UPDATE: 10:05 a.m.

Castanet readers have said they are still experiencing power outages. 

Communications manager Philip Cooper said this may be normal following a major service disruption. 

"Depending on the cause, following a notable service disruption, some areas may experience a second outage of a shorter duration as the final service solution to the original disruption is implemented," Cooper said. 

UPDATE: 9:20 a.m.

The City of Penticton has confirmed that power has been restored to all customers. 

In total, 6,000 customers were affected. 

"The city is working with Fortis BC to determine the cause," said communications manager Philip Cooper. 

UPDATE: 8:50 a.m.

Power has just turned back on at several apartment buildings on Fairview Road. 

No word yet on whether the entire outage has been resolved. 

Castanet received reports from readers throughout the morning of outages in the 1800 block of Main Street, Kinnney Avenue near Parkway School, the Tim Hortons on Westminster Street and on Victoria Drive, a widespread area. 

Castanet will update with more information as to the cause of the outage from the City of Penticton. 

UPDATE: 8:20 a.m.

The City of Penticton says the outage is "widespread" but was unable to pinpoint exactly what areas are affected. 

They say they are flooded with calls, and crews are at work on fixing the problem. No estimated time yet for power to be restored. 

Several apartments and businesses along Fairview Road are without power, including the Tim Hortons and Shell at the base of the road near the Channel Parkway, but Castanet is still working to find the full scope of the outage. 

Is your power out? Let us know at [email protected]

ORIGINAL: 8:10 a.m.

Much of Penticton is without power this morning as the cities utility is dealing with a widespread power outage.

Castanet has reached  out to the utility but they do not have a cause, exact number of households impacted or an estimate on how long the power will be out.

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