News

Strong winds cause power outages in Coldstream

Coldstream firefighters close off Kalamalka Road Saturday night after a tree came down over the road and cracked a power pole. - Richard Rolke/Morning Star
Coldstream firefighters close off Kalamalka Road Saturday night after a tree came down over the road and cracked a power pole.
— image credit: Richard Rolke/Morning Star

The lights were out for many Coldstream residents Saturday night.

A strong but brief gust of wind brought down a tree at Kalamalka Road and Howe Drive at about 6:30 p.m. It pulled power lines out of two houses and cracked a power pole, forcing lights to go dark in an area from Howe Drive to Coldstream Elementary.

A portion of Kalamalka Road also had to be closed as the tree posed a potential risk to motorists.

B.C. Hydro also reports trees across wires caused outages along Buchanan Road, Cosens Bay Road, College Drive and the 7500 block of Highway 6.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings
 
Airport security heightened after Ottawa attack
 
Victoria legislature dome moving, repair needed
UPDATE: B.C. legislature to get security scanner
 
Soldier killed in Parliament Hill siege
 
Lockdown at research station in Agassiz following Ottawa shooting
Federal police take control of 13 towns in Mexico
 
Charles Best students play Santa to seniors
 
Car keying suspect caught on camera

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.