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Power restored to 2,000 area homes following storms

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May 22, 2013 - 7:32 AM

UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. May 22, 2013

Power has now been restored to the Aberdeen area of Kamloops after nearly six hours without power for some homes. The outage was discovered just after 4 a.m. and power started returning to some homes around 8:30 a.m. and by 10:30 a.m. power had been restored to all homes within the affected area. The cause of the outage is still under investigation.

7:19 a.m. May 22, 2013

Nearly 1,500 customers are without power in the upper Aberdeen area of Kamloops Wednesday morning while another 834 in Salmon Arm were restored around 7:30 a.m.

B.C. Hydro says the Kamloops outage was discovered around 4 a.m. and crews are currently investigating what caused the outage and trying to restore power by 10:30 a.m. In Salmon Arm a tree fell across hydro wires around 8:45 p.m. last night and was expected to be restored by 7 a.m.

While storm and rainfall warnings have been lifted for the South Thompson area the Fraser Canyon and Shuswap areas are still under rainfall warnings this morning. This system has been attributed to several other hydro outages in Kamloops, 100 Mile House and Salmon Arm over the past 24 hours. Snowfall warnings on the Coquihalla Highway, the Connector and Highway 3 also remain in place this morning.

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