Power is out to 3,300 people in West Kelowna.

Power is out to 3,300 people in West Kelowna.

Update: West Kelowna power back on

A car accident sheered a power pole and Hydro crews are on scene working on the outage

Update:

Power has now been restored to the West Kelowna area around Boucherie Road, after an accident Friday afternoon.

According to BC Hydro’s power outage map on its web site, the power to the rest of the area was restored overnight.

Power was out in some areas for up to seven hours. Late last night, Hydro tweeted they were making progress.

Original:

Power was originally out to 3,300 BC Hydro customers in West Kelowna.

A car accident this afternoon took out a power pole on Boucherie Road and power has been out for several hours with crews on scene working on restoring it.

The power has been off since 1:44 p.m. and Hydro’s web site says it’s estimated to be back on at 11:59 p.m. tonight.

As of 6 p.m., Boucherie road remained closed between Mission Hill and Green Bay road

A witness on the scene told the Capital News the driver of a van was located down a hill off of the road.

There are no further details. Ambulance and police were on scene.

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The accident on Boucherie Road. - Image: David Ogilvie

The accident on Boucherie Road. - Image: David Ogilvie

Boucherie Road closed as of 6 p.m. - Image: David Ogilvie

Boucherie Road closed as of 6 p.m. - Image: David Ogilvie