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Power outage hits city's north end

A power outage hit the north end of Penticton earlier this morning.
Image Credit: Fortis B.C.
November 15, 2013 - 7:15 AM

UPDATED at 2:17 p.m., Nov. 15, 2013

PENTICTON - Power has been restored to the entire city  as of 11:11 a.m. including the Naramata Road area and the smaller pockets in the community.

UPDATED at 9 a.m., Nov. 15 2013

PENTICTON - City and Fortis B.C. staff might have to re-route electricity to solve an electrical outage that took place around 7 a.m. this morning.

City spokesperson Simone Blais said a large bird flew into the main feed at the Westminster Avenue substation which caused a short. Hundreds of phone calls were made to city hall.

Power was restored for some residents by 7:30 a.m. but the repairs caused another problem which Fortis B.C. and city staff are trying to solve. They are working to transfer the load to another substation which could take several hours.

Residents can go to the city's website to find out the latest information.

PENTICTON - A power outage greeted an unknown number of people in the city's north end this morning.

A City of Penticton official said a Fortis B.C substation is the cause and staff are on site as of 7 a.m. The official said power might be restored by 8:30 or 9 a.m. but that's just an estimated time.

Weyburn Street, Brunswick Street and Fairview Road are just a few of the areas impacted. The official said hundreds of residents have been calling the city's emergency power outage number which is 250-490-2324.

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