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Wind storm results in outages for 5,600 BC Hydro customers in Thompson-Shuswap area

Power out for 5,600

UPDATE 10:30 p.m.

In a statement online, BC Hydro says strong winds have caused power outages for thousands of customers across the Thompson, Shuswap, Okanagan and Kootenay areas.

“Wind brought trees and branches down onto our power lines, and all available crews are continuing to work through the night to restore power,” BC Hydro said. “At this time, we expect some customers in these areas will remain without power overnight. Updates for individual outages and estimated restoration times will be posted as they're available.”

BC Hydro's outage map is here.


UPDATE: 6:45 p.m.

BC Hydro crews have been assigned to a large power outage east of Enderby that has put more than 2,300 customers in the dark.

BC Hydro said the outage is due to a wind storm.

Crews have been assigned to another power outage in the North Shuswap, which continues to impact more than 1,550 BC Hydro customers.

According to BC Hydro, there are 28 outages in the Thompson-Shuswap area, leaving about 5,600 customers without power.


ORIGINAL 6:18 p.m.

A wind storm has left more than 1,550 BC Hydro customers in the dark in the North Shuswap area on Sunday evening.

BC Hydro said the outage is impacting properties north west of Eagle Bay Road and east of Evans Road.

The power outage was reported just before 6 p.m. and has been determined to have been caused by a wind storm.

No crews have been assigned to the outage yet.

According to BC Hydro, there are currently 20 power outages in the Thompson-Shuswap area, impacting more than 3,000 customers.



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