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Yesterday's power outage still mystery

Penticton Fire Rescue responded to a FortisBC substation electrical problem on Waterford Avenue on Wednesday. A company crew was already on scene.
May 09, 2013 - 1:14 PM

A power outage that affected Penticton's entire south end has FortisBC scratching their heads.

The power utility company is still investigating why on Wednesday thousands of south-end customers could not turn on their televisions and laptops.

A FortisBC substation on Waterford Avenue had turned off due to an unknown event around 4 p.m. Penticton Fire Rescue responded but were not needed. A FortisBC crew was already working on the problem.

FortisBC spokesperson Michael Allison said a motor-vehicle accident might have caused this. A power pole could have been struck and disrupted the flow of electricity. The company is continuing to investigate.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Shannon Quesnel at, call 250-488-3065 or tweet @shannonquesnel1


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