UPDATE: Power back on in West Kelowna

A power outage caused by a wire issue affected more than 5,100 BC Hydro customers.

  • Aug. 29, 2017 1:30 a.m.

Update: 7 p.m.

Power has been restored in West Kelowna after a problem with wires on a power pole.

According to Craig Musgrove on the Capital News Facebook page, power was restored around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“A truck snagged a tension line holding up a pole. Then when he drove away it snapped against the pole. Couple explosions later and we were dark,” wrote Musgrove, who noted both his power and Shaw Internet were affected.

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A power outage is affecting thousands of residents and businesses in West Kelowna, Tuesday afternoon.

A wire down came down onto a road about 1:20 p.m. knocking out power to those in the Shannon Lake in the area from north of Old Raven Road to west of Julianne Road, and from the south-west side of Westside road, to east of Highway 97 to north of Boucherie Road.

It’s estimated more than 5,100 BC Hydro customers are impacted by the outage.

BC Hydro crews are on scene and anticipate to have the power restored by 4 p.m.

 

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