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Crash took out power in large part of West Kelowna

Power restored after crash

UPDATE: 7:05 a.m.

RCMP say two people in a BMW that crashed into a power pole in West Kelowna overnight were not injured in the collision. 

Police were called to the 3400 block of Elk Road about 11 p.m., where the southbound vehicle failed to negotiate a corner, left the roadway, and struck the pole. 

Speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash, says RCMP Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy. The adult male driver was issued a violation ticket under the BC Motor Vehicle Act. His female passenger was unhurt.


UPDATE: 5:25 a.m.

BC Hydro reports power was restored to 2,585 customers in West Kelowna about 3 a.m.

A two-vehicle crash about 11 p.m. on East Boundary Road near Chief Tomat school took out a power pole and brought lines down on the road.

A BMW reportedly went off a curve near Elk Road, hitting a tree and the pole, ending up in the front yard of a home.

The incident closed the road while Hydro crews restored power and the crash scene was cleared.

It's not known if there were any injuries in the crash.

The outage affected an area east of Saddleback Place, west of McCallum Road, south of Auburn Road and north of North Ridge Estates.


ORIGINAL: 11:15 p.m.

A large part of West Kelowna lost power late Tuesday night. 

The lights went out for nearly 2,600 BC Hydro customers shortly before 11 p.m.

While the cause remains under investigation, emergency crews responded to a report of a vehicle hitting a power pole on East Boundary Road around the same time.

There is no estimated time the power will be restored.



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