More than 2,000 Lake Country residents are without power Tuesday, Dec. 11. (BC Hydro map)

UPDATED: Thousands of Lake Country residents now have power

BC Hydro said 2,022 customers are impacted by the outage

Update: 12 p.m.

BC Hydro’s outage map has reported that power has been restored.

Update: 9:30 a.m.

According to Lake Country fire chief Steve Windsor, the car accident that occurred on Beaver Lake Road damaged a transformer, knocking out the power to more than 2,000 customers, including the fire hall.

The vehicle slid off the road and hit a power pole, he said. The vehicle was damaged but no serious injuries were sustained to the driver.

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A motor vehicle accident has cut power to more than 2,000 Lake Country residents.

BC Hydro said the power has been off for 2,022 customers since 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Related: Car accident causes outage in Spallumcheen

While a crew has been assigned to the outage and will be on scene shortly after 8 a.m., there is currently no estimated timeline in place.


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