UPDATE: Another power outage in Brocklehurst blamed on birds

Image Credit: B.C. Hydro

KAMLOOPS - Two separate power outages in Kamloops this morning left about 5,900 customers without power after birds contacted wires.

B.C. Hydro was reporting 2,682 customers were without power in the Brocklehurst area as of about 8:40 a.m. The outage is being blamed on a bird contacting wire and power was restored within the hour.

Earlier this morning about 3,200 customers were without power after a bird contacted wires as well. Power was out for nearly two hours in that incident.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 9:35 a.m., July 3, 2015, when power was restored.

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