Some parts of the North Okanagan and Shuswap are still without power following heavy winds on Feb. 1. (Kelly Hopkins -Facebook)

Crews make good progress restoring power after North Okanagan and Shuswap windstorm

The Feb. 1 windstorm downed powerlines and felled trees.

Following the wind and rain squalls on Feb. 1, several areas of the North Okanagan and Shuswap were left without power as the wind felled trees and broke power lines. By the morning of Feb. 2, BC Hydro crews had made good progress restoring power to the region.

A few isolated areas still do not have power. Two small outages still need to be repaired in the Salmon Arm area and there is another outage in the Grindrod area but each of these affects less than five properties according to BC Hydro’s outage report. There is another small outage in the Solsqua Sicamous Road area near Sicamous. The Sicamous outage affected 1,700 people at its peak.

Read More: Winds over 180 km/h recorded in Glacier National Park today

Read More: Philippines reports 1st virus death outside of China

Read More: UPDATE: Highway from Merritt to Hope reopened after flooding and debris cleared

Read More: Canadian groundhogs divided on winter weather predictions

Parts of the rural areas east of Vernon are also without power. There are small outages south of Lavington, in the Trinity Valley area and near Cherryville.



jim.elliot@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

power outagesWeather

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

BC Hydro crews worked to cut trees damaged by a wind storm away from power lines on 5 St SE in Salmon Arm late into the night on Feb. 1. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Just Posted

Top employers give tips to succeed at Black Press Career Fair in Kelowna

The Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair takes place Mar. 12. at the Rutland Soccer Dome

Central Okanagan school board members approve $50,000 loan for KLO modular farm

The garden will grow lettuce, kale and other vegetables once completed

Guilty plea withdrawn in West Kelowna murder trial

Tejwant Danjou’s application to have his impromptu guilty plea removed was accepted by the court

Peachland to host International Women’s Day Celebration

The day will honour Okanagan women’s contributions to the land, water and their communities

Kelowna production takes ‘The Walk’ to explore sex trafficking

The goal is to get people thinking about the situation, according to the playwright

It’s Treat Week at Kelowna’s BC SPCA branch

Get some treats and meet some furry friends

Okanagan Indian Band voices support for Wet’suwet’en Nation

Band stands with hereditary chiefs’ fight against Coastal GasLink pipeline in letter to PM

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement

Co-operation crucial to stem dropping Nechako Reservoir level

Vernon dust factor nearly five times that of Kelowna

Road grit a factor in uptick of advisories

Study continues on Summerland’s perpetual slide

Slide in Paradise Flats area has affected Trout Creek for more than 100 years

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

Salmon Arm RCMP, new immigrants get acquainted at police station

Tour of detachment provides opportunity to explore differences in judicial systems

Stories of sexual assault at B.C. tree planting camps ‘shocking but not surprising:’ advocate

Contractors’ association is working with trainers to create respectful culture

New York performer can’t wait to bring Chicago to the South Okanagan

The timeless, award-winning musical comes to the South Okanagan Events Centre March 28.

Most Read