Main Street was temporarily blocked off by a fallen tree following Sunday afternoon’s windstorm that knocked down trees and knocked out power throughout the region. Heather Black photo

Wind knocks down trees, knocks out power

A windstorm that whipped through the Shuswap Sunday afternoon knocked down trees and created power outages to about 15 residences.

The outages impacted approximately 15 residences and/or businesses on Main Street, Boutweell Road and Hemlock Crescent.

BC Hydro crews worked to restore power to approximately 9,000 customers in the region following the storm.

The Main Street outage was caused by a fallen tree that also necessitated the temporary closure of the road.

Winds were clocked at up to 68 km/h at 6 p.m. in Salmon Arm.