(UPDATE: Dec. . 21 @ 2:10 pm) – Power has been restored to thousands of Kelowna customers in the past few hours.
Rutland and Black Mountain are both back on power, but the FortisBC crews are still working on around 1. To restore electricity to 600 customers in East Kelowna.
(UPDATE: Dec. . 21 @ 12:20 pm) – FortisBC crews have around 1. 500 customers in Rutland are supplied with electricity again.
Unfortunately there are currently around 2. 000 customers in Black Mountain and another 2. 000 in East Kelowna in the dark.
(UPDATE: Dec. . 21 @ 10:45 am) – FortisBC now estimates that around 1:00 pm, more than 5. 000 Kelowna customers will be supplied with electricity again.
(Original story: Dec.. . 9:00 PM @ 9:45 AM) – It’s a dark and grim start to the work week for many Kelowna residents and businesses.
Yes, the weather is a big part of it, but thanks to a power outage, there are currently around 5 as well. 300 Kelowna customers in the dark.
Our crews are aware of a power failure, of which about 5. 300 customers in #KelownaBC are affected. We are working to assess the situation and make the necessary repairs. You can find updates at https: // t. co / Z0hcmXvlNa
FortisBC is aware of the failures and is working to assess the situation and make the necessary repairs.
A cause of the outage has not yet been identified, but there is speculation via local Facebook groups that it was due to a fallen tree on a power line.
The failure affects around 1. 500 customers in Rutland, 2. 000 in Black Mountain and 2. 000 in East Kelowna.
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