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UPDATE: Vernon Recreation Centre reopened after electrical issue

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January 18, 2017 - 1:07 PM

UPDATE: 2:50 P.M. JAN 18, 2017

VERNON – After an evacuation and closure, the Vernon Recreation Centre has reopened. The City of Vernon says the closure was due to an electrical issue stemming from a malfunctioning transformer.


1:07 P.M. JAN 18, 2017 

VERNON – The Vernon Recreation Centre is closed for unscheduled maintenance, after staff noticed electrical issues early this morning, Jan. 18.

According to a media release from the City of Vernon, BC Hydro is now working to repair a nearby transformer that's behind the power outage.

The building was evacuated and will remain closed until crews are finished working, the release says. Those who were evacuated were given free passes.

The city estimates the facility will reopen later this afternoon. 

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