Secondary outage affecting West Kelowna residents

UPDATE: Power restored

BC Hydro crews are fixing an additional outage in West Kelowna.

  • Jan. 9, 2017 7:00 p.m.

UPDATE: 3:40 P.M.

Power was restored to the area as of 3:30 p.m

UPDATE 3 P.M.:

A new power outage is affecting a smaller group of the same residents as an earlier outage today in West Kelowna.

After power was returned to 2,909 customers at 12:30 p.m., it went back out at 12:44 p.m. to just 410 customers.

BC Hydro reports this second outage is due to an ‘equipment failure’.

The outage effects residents north-west of Highway 97, east of Scott Crescent and south of Lindley Drive.

Crews are reportedly on scene, but there is no estimated service restoration time yet.

UPDATE 12:35 P.M.:

Power was restored to the area as of 12:30 p.m

ORIGINAL:

BC Hydro crews are en route to fix an outage in West Kelowna affecting 3,000 customers.

Power went out to the 2,909 customers at 11:33 a.m. in the area east of Highway 97, south-west of Westside Road and north of Boucherie Road.

The cause of the outage is still under investigation.

BC Hydro reports they hope to have crews on scene by 12:50 p.m. today. At that time an estimated power restore time will be provided.

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