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Early morning power outage in Penticton

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June 12, 2017 - 3:09 PM

PENTICTON - About 1,000 homes in Penticton were without power for about an hour and a half early this morning.

The City of Penticton says in a media release the power outage was in the northeast between Westiminster Avenue and Abbott Street going east and north to the city limits.

Nearly 1,000 customers lost power between 4:19 a.m. and 6 a.m., June 12, when electrical conductors came in contact with one another at MacMillan and Naramata Road.

“We are still patrolling our lines to determine the root cause of the contact. At this time we suspect a vehicle may have contacted a guy wire or a momentary fault may have caused the lines to touch,”  director of operations Mitch Moroziuk says in the release.

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