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UPDATE: Car crashes into power pole on SilverStar Road

Dave Philbey took the Aspen Road detour heading down the mountain this morning and says road conditions are poor.
Image Credit: Dave Philbey
February 04, 2017 - 1:26 PM

UPDATE

9:15 AM FEB. 5

VERNON – As of yesterday evening, power has been restored at SilverStar Mountain Resort. According to the resort's Facebook page, the power was back on at 6 p.m. last night, Feb. 4.

No word yet on the condition of the driver. 

1:26 PM FEB. 4 

VERNON – SilverStar Mountain Resort is without power after a vehicle crashed into a power pole this morning. 

A motorist, who did not wish to be named, says he drove past the accident scene on SilverStar Road this morning and saw the downed power pole. He says the pole was snapped right off and the wires were sagging quite low.

Kristy Jahn-Smith, with SilverStar, says there is a detour on Aspen Road while crews work to repair the damage.

The entire mountain is without power however, the chairlifts are still operating because they run on diesel fuel.

"They've been shutting down and cancelling a lot of things. Programs and afternoon lessons have all been cancelled," Jahn-Smith says.

Jahn-Smith says SilverStar will keep social media updated to inform people of the closures and cancellations.

Dave Philbey was on the mountain this morning. He says the power went out at approximately 10:30 a.m. Philbey saw hydro trucks driving up as he was driving down.

It isn't clear at this time how long SilverStar will be without power.
It isn't clear at this time how long SilverStar will be without power.
Image Credit: Dave Philbey

- This story was updated at 9:20 a.m. on Feb. 5, 2017. 


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