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Fallen tree causes power outage in Heffley Creek area

Power is out to about 1,660 customers in the Heffley Creek area this afternoon after a tree fell across wires.
Image Credit: B.C. Hydro
June 29, 2015 - 5:42 PM

KAMLOOPS – A tree has fallen down across power lines near Heffley Creek cutting power to more than 1,600 customers.

A tree near Tod Mountain Road and Highway 5 fell across wires, causing the power to go out for 1,666 customers in the Heffley Creek to Sun Peaks area just before 4 p.m.

B.C. Hydro crews arrived on scene approximately an hour later, along with eight firefighters. 

Asst. Fire Chief Dave McMahon says it is not known how the tree came down, whether it was heavy winds or by a lightning strike.

McMahon says it is unknown currently when power will be restored though B.C. Hydro is estimating that power will be restored by 8 p.m.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Dana Reynolds at dreynolds@infonews.ca or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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