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Falling trees knock out power, block roads in Kelowna

Several trees fell in the Rutland area
A tree fell and blocked Rutland Rd S in Kelowna on July 9, 2023. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Several trees came down in Kelowna’s Rutland neighbourhood on July 9.

The first tree fell on Molnar Road, breaking multiple hyrdo poles and cutting power.

Power is out for 334 Fortis BC customers.

A seccond tree fell in a yard in the 600-block of Rutland Road South. The home appeared to be without damage, but Fortis BC was called in to assess the situation.

And a third tree fell in the 800-block of Rutland Road South. Kelowna RCMP was called in to help with traffic control as it blocked most of the road.

Kelowna city crews were on scene to remove the tree.

Power is expected to restored before 6 p.m.

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Brittany Webster

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A video journalist with Black Press Media. I recently made the exciting move from my radio anchor position at AM 1150 to this new venture.
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