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Lights out in Vernon, B.C. after hydro pole hit

A power outage affected thousands in Vernon. Global News

Power was knocked out to thousands of Vernon, B.C., residents early Friday after a car crashed into a hydro pole.

RCMP said at approximately 7:30 a.m., a vehicle collided with a hydro pole at the intersection of 34th Street and 28th Avenue.

It knocked out power to 3,587 BC Hydro customers from Okanagan Lake to downtown Vernon, according to BC Hydro, which got the service back up and running by midday.

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“According to witnesses at the scene, the two occupants of the vehicle fled on foot prior to the arrival of emergency responders and have not yet been located,” RCMP said in a press release.

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“No other injuries were reported.”

Police are continuing to investigate and are asking anyone with information to contact Const. Benjamin Freeling of the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171.

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