UPDATE: BC Hydro says power to area in Rose Valley should be restored soon
UPDATE: Power has been restored to the affected area.
A power outage in West Kelowna that began Monday afternoon should be restored by 11 a.m. on Tuesday, according to BC Hydro.
Approximately 96 customers in the Rose Valley area are affected by the outage, which began at 2:26 p.m. on Aug. 12.
The power outage area includes sections of Westlake Road, West Kelowna Road, Parkinson Road and Lloyd Jones Drive, along with Blackwood Drive, Guest Road, Klein Road and Valois Court.
BC Hydro says the outage was due to a cable fault.
According to BC Hydro, the repair involved underground work.
When crews dug up the affected cable, a BC Hydro spokesperson said they found a piece of equipment that had to be replaced. The piece of equipment, a cutout, was overloaded.
That overload, said the spokesperson, would have let off the loud bang that people may have reported hearing. That bang, said the spokesperson, didn’t damage anything except that piece of equipment.
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