Large planned outages slated for Kelowna over the next few days

More than 1,200 people in the upper Mission are expected to be without power Tuesday morning.

FortisBC says it has a couple planned power outages coming up in the next few days.

On Sunday, April 13, the planned power outage is scheduled for 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. It will affect approximately 600 customers from Richter Street south to Coopland Crescent and from Pandosy Street east to Raymer Avenue.

The company says the outage is required while our crews work to provide electricity to a new building development.

On Tuesday, April 15, the company plans to cut power from 9 a.m. to noon for approximately 1,220 customers in the South Crest, South Ridge, the Ponds and the Upper Mission areas of Kelowna. Fortis says 37 of the affected customers will be be without power until 3 p.m.

This outage is required for equipment upgrades at the utility’s Bell substation, which for safety purposes, requires a planned outage.

Fortis if offering the following tips  for planned power outages:

• Protect your electronics, such as TVs, PVRs and computers, by using surge-protecting power bars.

• Conserve cell phone batteries.

• If you have an electric garage door opener, locate the manual release lever and learn how to operate it.

FortisBC is apologizing in advance for any inconvenience the outages will cause and says it will restore power as quickly as possible.

To find out more information, go to fortisbc.com/plannedoutage or call 1-866-436-7847.

 

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