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Thousands without power

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m.

Nearly 3,200 BC Hydro customers in eastern neighbourhoods of Kamloops are still without power.

The outage, being blamed on an equipment failure, is stretching into its ninth hour.

BC Hydro's last update indicated power could be restored by 5 p.m., however, that deadline has now come and gone.


ORIGINAL: 10:30 a.m.

Nearly 3,200 customers are without power across neighbourhoods in Kamloops' eastern areas this morning.

B.C. Hydro is reporting the outage is affecting people in Dallas, Valleyview, Barnhartvale and adjacent rural areas. It was first reported at 9:44 a.m., Aug. 11.

According to the power company's website the outage has been caused by equipment contact on Simms Road in Knutsford, located on the western edge of the outage. Crews were on their way and they arrived at 10:30 a.m.

No estimated time has been given for when power will return.



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