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Nearly 4,000 customers affected by Westside power outage

Westside power restored


BC Hydro says power has now been restored to the remaining 107 customers in the Trader's Cover area.

The area was part of a widespread outage that affected 3,894 customers from Lakeview Heights to north of Trader's Cove.

Power initially went out just after 10 a.m.

BC Hydro says equipment failure was the cause of the outage.

UPDATE 1:15 p.m.

Only 107 properties, most within the Trader's Cove area remain without power.

Initially, power went off for nearly 3,900 customers shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday.

The outage affected much of Lakeview Heights and Rose Valley as well as properties along Westside Road.

The remaining properties without power are north of Dougmac Road and west of Westside Road.

BC Hydro attributed the outage to equipment failure.

Power is expected to be restored by 3:30 p.m.

UPDATE 11:55 a.m.

Power has been restored to much of an affected area of the Westside.

BC Hydro says only 207 customers north of Brens Road are now affected.

Initially, 3,894 customers, including much of Lakeview Heights and Rose Valley lost power shortly after 10 a.m.

Those areas within the City of West Kelowna have now had their power restored.

Those still affected include much of Trader's Cove.

BC Hydro says crews are on the way.

ORIGINAL 11 a.m.

Power is out for 3,894 customers on the Westside.

The widespread outage includes a large area affected by the McDougall Creek wildfire.

Information provided by BC Hydro show power is out over a large portion of Lakeview Heights and Rose Valley, stretching north past Traders Cove.

Much of Westside Road is also included in the outage.

BC Hydro says power went out shortly after 10 a.m.

The cause is unknown and crews are on the way.

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