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Power went out about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday
B.C. Hydro estimates some 20,000 customers are without power after windstorm hits overnight
The power outage started at 6:54 a.m.
Customers are expected to regain power at 3 p.m.
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Outages can be reported to B.C. Hydro at 1-800-BCHYDRO (1-800-224-9376)
Joy Guyot says her power almost doubled after the 30 hour outage last weekend.
Kicking Horse will be closed due to the outage
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Boots was stuck up the pole for more than three days
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Conditions mirror those in 2015 and 2018, when the utility was hit by its two most damaging storms
Outage happened shortly before 2:30 p.m.
Incidents range from climbing transmission towers to swimming in restricted areas at dam sites