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Windstorm knocking down North Okanagan trees, power lines

Several reports of wires down in Vernon and Armstrong

Wednesday’s windstorm is causing chaos across the region.

Boats are breaking loose from docks in area lakes.

There are several reports of wires down across the North Okanagan.

In Armstrong, a tree has taken down lines and pulled a power pole into a precarious position over Fletcher Avenue.

There are several residents reporting power outages in the area. Trees are down in several areas causing widespread outages.

In Vernon, lines were disconnected from a power pole at 27th Street and 25th Avenue.

A willow tree split on Lakeshore Road and had both lanes blocked. Nearby resident Curtis Lacroix didn’t want to drive around, so he got his chainsaw and cut up the tree and cleared the road.

Lines were also down across a driveway in the 8000 block of Old Kamloops Road.

In Armstrong, there are 1,992 people without power south of Schoolhouse Road and north of MacDonald Road.

There are 179 homes without power north of Rosedale Avenue with an estimated repair time of 4 p.m.

In Spallumhceen, 57 homes are in the dark south of McLeod Road.

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Jennifer Smith

About the Author: Jennifer Smith

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