Update 3 p.m.
Power was quickly restored by Fortis BC crews.
In an email to Capital News, Fortis’ spokesperson wrote that the outage was necessary to safely remove a tree from power lines in West Rutland.
Fortis is reminding customers to always be prepared in case of an outage by having an emergency kit ready with things like flashlights, a battery powered radio, and fresh water.
Original 1:45 p.m.
A handful of Kelowna residents are going to find themselves stuck in the cold this afternoon.
Fortis BC is reporting a power outage south of Highway 97 and east of Dilworth Dr.
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The outage happened around 1:30 p.m. and is impacting 1,040 customers.
The cause isn’t known at this time.
No word on when power will be restored.