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Power out from Traders Cove to West Kelowna

Westside power restored

UPDATE: 6:50 p.m.

The lights are back on for more than 3,400 BC Hydro customers on the Westside.

Hydro crews were able to repair the damage and restore power about 6:45 this evening, about two hours after it went out.

Initially, BC Hydro blamed the outage on trees falling across power lines, but have since revised that, saying a bird contacted the lines, knocking out the power.

Power was out for residents from just north of Traders Cove down to Lakeview Heights.

UPDATE: 5:50 p.m.

BC Hydro has confirmed the cause of a power outage that has knocked out power to nearly 3,500 customers on the Westside.

According to the utility website, a tree fell on wires causing the outage.

Crews are on scene.

No word yet when power may be restored.

ORIGINAL 5:10 p.m.

It appears the storm that is passing through the Central Okanagan has played havoc with power on the Westside.

BC Hydro says 3,435 customers are without power.

The outage stretches from Aubrey Road in West Kelowna all the way north past Traders Cove.

The power went out shortly before 4:45 Friday afternoon.

Crews are en route.

No word from BC Hydro as to the exact cause, or when the power is expected to come back on.

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