(BC Hydro photo)

(BC Hydro photo)

UPDATE: Power restored in Shuswap following vehicle crash

The lights turned back on northwest of Salmon Arm at 4:30 p.m. after an 11-hour outage

Update: 5:45 p.m.

Power has been restored to Turtle Valley area residents in the Shuswap following an early-morning vehicle crash that led to a 11-hour outage.

BC Hydro crews responded to the outage at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, and restored power for 435 customers at 4:30 p.m.

The Skimikin Transter Station was closed today because of the outage, but will be open tomorrow (March 21) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Shuswap residents in the Turtle Valley area have been without power since 5:30 a.m. today following a motor vehicle incident, and it will likely be a while yet until power is restored.

BC Hydro reports 179 customers are without power east of Skimikin Road and west of Codo road Saturday (March 20).

Crews are on-site but BC Hydro doesn’t expect to get the power back on until 6 p.m. this evening.

No word on the seriousness of the vehicle crash has been released as of 12 p.m. Saturday.

According to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, a road closure is associated with the power outage which leads to the Skimikin Transter Station. The waste transfer station has been forced to close for the day as a result.

The transfer station is scheduled to be open on Sunday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
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