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Highway 97A open after crash that knocked out power to area

Hwy reopened, power back

UPDATE 6:20 a.m.

Power was restored overnight to affected customers in the Enderby-Grindrod area.

The crash that caused the outage brought down power lines south of Grindrod on Highway 97A.


UPDATE 8:05 p.m.

DriveBC reports the Highway 97A have now reopened to traffic.


UPDATE 7:20 p.m.

BC Hydro says it has managed to reduce the total number of customers impacted by the power outage to 335.

Electricity has now been restored to all of Enderby and half of Grindrod.


ORIGINAL 6:40 p.m.

A serious crash and downed power lines has closed Highway 97A south of Grindrod.

DriveBC reports the highway is closed between Fenton Rd. and Grindrod Westside Rd. 

It is expected that the highway will be closed for at least two hours. 

The crash has knocked out power to large parts of both Grindrod and Enderby. BC Hydro reports 2,100 customers have been in the dark since 5:18 p.m.

BC Hydro crews have just arrived on scene, but it is not known when power will be restored.

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