Update: 5:45 p.m.
Power has been restored to Turtle Valley area residents in the Shuswap following an early-morning vehicle crash that led to a 11-hour outage.
BC Hydro crews responded to the outage at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, and restored power for 435 customers at 4:30 p.m.
The Skimikin Transter Station was closed today because of the outage, but will be open tomorrow (March 21) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shuswap residents in the Turtle Valley area have been without power since 5:30 a.m. today following a motor vehicle incident, and it will likely be a while yet until power is restored.
BC Hydro reports 179 customers are without power east of Skimikin Road and west of Codo road Saturday (March 20).
Crews are on-site but BC Hydro doesn’t expect to get the power back on until 6 p.m. this evening.
No word on the seriousness of the vehicle crash has been released as of 12 p.m. Saturday.
According to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, a road closure is associated with the power outage which leads to the Skimikin Transter Station. The waste transfer station has been forced to close for the day as a result.
The transfer station is scheduled to be open on Sunday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.