A vehicle struck a power pole on Springfield Road around 3:30 p.m. on Monday. (Dan Taylor)

Power restored to thousands in Kelowna following car accident

The power outage happened around 3:30 p.m. after a car struck a power pole on Springfield Road.

The power has been restored to thousands of residents in Kelowna after a car hit a power pole earlier this afternoon.

At the height of the outage more than 13,000 residents were in the dark, including a large area in South Kelowna and Rutland.

The power was out for about two hours for the majority of residents before Fortis BC restored it around 5:30 p.m. About 1,600 residents in Rutland had to wait until about 9 p.m. for the power to be restored to their neighbourhood.

The outage was caused after a SUV hit a power pole around 3:30 p.m. along Springfield Drive near Durnin Road, across from the Mission Creek Towers.

READ MORE: Traffic being rerouted around Springfield Road after vehicle hits power pole in Kelowna


Paul Clarke
Assistant bureau chief, B.C. Interior South Division
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