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UPDATE: Power restored in Lake Country, most of Westside, Falkland; Cherryville still in the dark

Thousands left in the dark following Monday wind, rainstorm
The entrance to Jack Seaton Park in Lake Country is blocked by downed trees Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Tara Shoemaker photo)


Power has been restored for many in Lake Country, but Cherryville and some Westside residents are still left in the cold.

Outages were sparked during Monday’s storm, leaving thousands in the dark around 4 p.m.

Power was restored around noon Tuesday for most residents near Traders Cove on the Westside.

Meanwhile Cherryville and some rural Lumby residents have also been without power since Monday afternoon after a tree went down across wires. A crew has been assigned to the incident affecting 770 residents.

Power was also out in Lavington for nearly 900 properties, including the elementary school and daycares after a tree went down across wires shortly before 11 a.m. last night. Power has since been restored.

All of Falkland and surrounding areas were without power since Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. Most of the more than 800 customers, including the elementary school, have power back.

There are outages for 38 Creighton Valley Road properties and another 30 or so properties in Whitevale.

Wires are down in the Trinity Valley Road area, which has cut power off to approximately 70 people west of Bobbie Burns Road.



Thousands of Okanagan residents have been left in the dark following the wind and rainstorm Monday.

There are 783 residents in and around Cherryville whose power went out at 4 p.m. Nov. 15. The outage affects some rural Lumby and Mabel Lake residents. As of 5:20 p.m. no crew had been assigned according to BC Hydro.

On the Westside, near West Kelowna, power has been out for more than 3,600 residents in the Traders Cove area since 3 p.m. BC Hydro reported a crew is on its way shortly after 4 p.m.

In Lake Country, there are 713 properties without power north of Okanagan Centre Road. No crew had been assigned to the outage as of 5 p.m.

Check BC Hydro outages map for more.

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Power is out for more than 700 Lake Country residents. (BC Hydro outage map)
Power is out for more than 700 residents in the Cherryville and Lumby area. (BC Hydro outage map)

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