Salmon Arm fire crews respond to a downed hydro line near Foothill Road in Salmon Arm on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm fire crews respond to a downed hydro line near Foothill Road in Salmon Arm on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Thousands without power in Salmon Arm and area

Approximately 3,500 BCHydro customers have been affected by downed power lines

Update: 11:30 a.m.

About 3,500 residents from Salmon Arm to Grindrod have been affected by power outages.

A fallen wire has knocked out power for 932 Salmon Arm residents west of 30th Street, south of Canoe Beach Drive and north of the Trans-Canada Highway.

Another 306 customers have been without power west of 50th Street and north of 45th Avenue since 9:41 a.m. The cause of that outage is under investigation.

At 10:15 a.m. BC Hydro Crews reported wires had been taken down by a fallen tree, affecting 2,181 customers between South Canoe and just north of Enderby, west of Old Sicamous Road.

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Downed hydro lines have left some Salmon Arm residents without power.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Salmon Arm fire crews were on the scene of a downed hydro line east of 50th street west of Foothill Road.

BC Hydro reports 24 residents have been affected by the subsequent outage.

A tree falling across hydro lines has also knocked out power to 88 more residences east of Foothill Road.

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