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UPDATE: Power back on for almost 15,000 customers from West Kelowna to Summerland

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Original Publication Date July 05, 2023 - 2:01 PM

Almost 15,000 BC Hydro customers whose power failed in West Kelowna, Peachland and Summerland this afternoon have now had it restored.

BC Hydro's website said 14,614 homes and business had lost power at around 1:30 p.m. today, July 5. It was back on for most by about 3:45 p.m.

The impacted areas include 1,557 west of Asquith Road to north of Aberdeen Road, 1,664 east of Last Mountain Road to west of Shannon Way, and 2,945 customers were without power in an area bounded by Auburn Road, Road A Road, Ridge Estates Drive and McCallum Road.

There were 3,984 people affected north of Aubrey Road and 1,747 from north of Beach Avenue in Peachland to west of Gellatly Road and east of Highway 97C in West Kelowna.

Another 2,716 customers were without power from south of Elliott Road in West Kelowna through the east side of Princeton Avenue in Peachland, west and north of Highway 97 to Shingle Creek in Summerland.

According to the BC Hydro website, there was a planned outage for five customers at 9 a.m. today in the 1100 block of Stevens Road in West Kelowna for planned work on equipment. No word if the work was connected to the outages this afternoon.

The cause of the outages are under investigation.

 — This story was updated at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2023, to report power was restored.

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