Power restored to 33,000 BC Hydro customers in the Okanagan and Shuswap

A power outage in the Okanagan has affected about 33,000 BC Hydro customers Sunday.  (BC Hydro - image credit)
A power outage in the Okanagan has affected about 33,000 BC Hydro customers Sunday. (BC Hydro - image credit)

Power has been restored to about 33,000 BC Hydro customers in British Columbia's Okanagan and Shuswap regions Sunday afternoon, after a transmission circuit failure at a substation.

The power outage affected customers in Vernon, Coldstream, Lake Country, Spallumcheen, Enderby, Salmon Arm and Revelstoke.

BC Hydro spokesperson Kevin Aquino said the transmission circuit failure happened at about 4:30 p.m. and power was restored at about 6:40 p.m.

Crews headed to the Ashton Creek substation, where the outage originated, and personnel in helicopters were looking into the situation.

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