JOHN ARENDT TOPPLED TREE A large tree near the horseshoe pits in Memorial Park fell during strong winds on Tuesday. Throughout the community, the wind storm resulted in fallen trees and power outages.

Wind storm topples trees

Power line struck on Prairie Valley Road

Strong winds on Tuesday toppled trees in Summerland and knocked out power to many areas in the Okanagan Valley.

In Summerland, power flickered in parts of the community and was out in other areas. On Prairie Valley Road near Cartwright Mountain, a tree struck a power line.

Elsewhere, some customers in Vernon, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland were also affected by the outage.

The Tuesday forecast from Environment Canada called for strong westerly winds of 70 gusting 90 km/h across the region . In addition to the strong winds, there is also a potential for a squall line to develop with intense thunderstorms.

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