Update 2:10 p.m:
BC Hydro reports power has been restored to the areas affected by this morning’s outages.
The first snowfall of the year to reach the valley bottoms in the Shuswap has knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses.
BC Hydro reports outages ringing the north arm of Shuswap Lake. The outages affecting the communities of Chase, Sorrento, Scotch Creek, Celista, Anglemont, Blind Bay, Eagle Bay, Notch Hill and Tappen have left a total of 12,231 hydro customers in the dark.
— BC Hydro (@bchydro) October 23, 2020
The power company attributes all the outages to a transmission circuit failure and, according to its website, the power has been out since 8:50 this morning. Crews have been assigned to fix the outages.