UPDATE: Lines cleared on Vernon street

Power and telephone/cable wires pulled from house

UPDATE:

Some lines pulled from a couple of Vernon homes are not a threat to the public.

Vernon Fire Rescue Services was called to a report of wires across the road in the 4100 block of 25th Street Monday, Aug. 10 at 9 a.m.

“Upon arrival, firefighters did find cables on the road and a City of Vernon worker was blocking the road to keep motorists and pedestrians safe,” Vernon’s communications manager Christy Poirier said.

It was determined both lines were telecommunication cables. A BC Hydro line had also been pulled away from one of the homes in the area, but was not on the ground.

BC Hydro attended the scene to assess the situation and repair the line. Telus and Shaw were also notified.

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Power and telephone/cable lines have been pulled from a Vernon home.

City and emergency crews are currently on scene in the area of 41st Avenue and 25th Street.

BC Hydro is en route.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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