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UPDATE: No school in Cherryville due to power outage

Hundreds left in the dark for hours after power pole struck by logging truck

There was no school and nearly 800 Cherryville residents were without power Monday morning due to a crash.

The power went out at about 3:33 a.m Monday, Jan. 23 and wasn’t restored until shortly before noon.

The outage was caused after a logging truck hit a hydro pole near Highway 6 and Shafer Road around 3:45 a.m.

“The truck was travelling westbound on Highway 6 and reportedly went off the road to avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle, striking and causing extensive damage to the pole,” Vernon North Okanagan RCMP media relations officer Const. Chris Terleski said. “No injuries were reported.”

The outage stretched east of Mabel Lake Road, east of Lumby along Highway 6, past Creighton Valley Road and up to Sugar Lake.

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Vernon has always been my home, and I've been working at The Morning Star since 2004.
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