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Fallen tree cause of overnight power outage

Over 800 residents on Silver Star Road were without power this morning.
Image Credit: B.C. Hydro
April 23, 2014 - 8:42 AM

VERNON - Thousands of Vernon residents woke up without electricity this morning, but the juice is back on.

A tree fell on some power lines near Silver Star Resort just after 11 p.m. Tuesday, leaving 1452 customers east of Grey Canal Road in the dark, as well as 712 east of Mabel Lake. Smaller outages were reported east of Salmon River and Bench Road as well as in the 8700-8800 block of Forsberg Road.

B.C. Hydro had the problem fixed shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

This story was updated at 11:10 to include new information from B.C. Hydro.

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