After a second winter storm hammered much of the Okanagan-Shuswap, more outages in Salmon Arm have been added to BC Hydro’s list.
Sixteen outages, affecting approximately 300 residents in BC Hydro’s Salmon Arm coverage area, were reported the morning of Jan. 3. These outages are in addition to 58 others affecting nearly 500 people in the Shuswap. Of the 58 outages, 13 have been unresolved since Dec. 31, affecting more than 150 people.
“We recognize that power outages are disruptive at any time of year, especially so over the holidays,” BC Hydro president and CEO Chris O’Riley said in a Twitter video on Jan. 2. “I really want to thank customers for their patience and understanding as we work through this event.”
Crews have worked around the clock to restore power to those impacted; however, treacherous weather and road conditions have been obstacles to reaching everyone.