Power lines are down across Highway 6 between Lumby and Cherryville, where a fire has also been sparked. (Maggie Sheele photo)

Power lines are down across Highway 6 between Lumby and Cherryville, where a fire has also been sparked. (Maggie Sheele photo)

UPDATE: Power lines block Highway 6, spark fire near Lumby

Windstorm downs hydro lines west of Cherryville, power out for hundreds

UPDATE 1:45 p.m.:

Traffic is now moving along Highway 6.

Single-lane alternating traffic is in effect between Lumby and Cherryville after power lines came down and were blocking the highway between Gibson and Montgomery roads.

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ORIGINAL 11:45 a.m.:

Highway 6 is blocked in both directions beween Lumby and Cherryville.

Hydro lines are down on the road between Gibson and Montgomery roads, approximately six kilometres east of Lumby, according to DriveBC.

The downed lines have also sparked a small fire on the side of the road.

Hundreds of residents in the area are without power.

Further updates will be provided as they become available.

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BC Hydro outage map Monday, April 4, 2022

BC Hydro outage map Monday, April 4, 2022

Reports of trees down on Highway 6 near Cherryville. (Lynn Stewart photo)

Reports of trees down on Highway 6 near Cherryville. (Lynn Stewart photo)

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