Following a wind storm on Thursday, Nov. 5, power lines were down alongside the Trans-Canada Highway on Kault Hill. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Wires down, power out in Tappen following wind storm

More than 1,500 BC Hydro customers affected

Power is out at more than 1,500 homes in the Tappen and Sunnybrae neighbourhoods north of Salmon Arm.

As of 9 a.m. on Thursday morning, Nov. 5, BC Hydro reported 1,508 customers were affected by the outage that began the night prior, shortly after 8 p.m. A crew was assigned to fix the outage.

The power company stated the cause of the outage was under investigation, but downed wires could be seen along the Trans-Canada Highway on Kault Hill between Salmon Arm and the affected area.

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