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Update: Crash knocks out power at downtown Penticton intersection

Traffic lights at the intersection of Eckhardt and Main Street will be out all day Tuesday
A crash at Eckhardt and Main Street Tuesday morning closed roads. (Tracey Anderson Western News)

Update: 10 a.m.

The traffic lights at the intersection of Eckhardt Avenue and Main Street will be out all day today, Tuesday, Nov. 21, while city crews repair a downed traffic pole due to a crash earlier this morning.

If possible, drivers should consider using alternate routes until about 5 p.m. tonight. Anyone passing through this area is asked to slow down, watch for signage, and be cautious of workers in the area.

The intersection is currently operating as a three-way stop with single-lane alternating traffic. Drivers should anticipate delays.

Flaggers will be on-site ahead of the busy school pickup time.

The City’s Electrical Utility is on-site replacing the traffic signal pole and an update will be provided as soon as it’s available.


Several roads were blocked off in downtown Penticton for a two-vehicle crash that sent one of them up on a curb Tuesday morning, Nov. 21.

Around 8:45 a.m., a tow truck arrived at Eckhardt Avenue and Main Street to pull the red SUV and black compact car out of the area. Firefighters did traffic control around the closed-off roads. RCMP were also on scene.

Penticton electrical was there to see what damage was done when the red SUV hit a pole.

The back tires of the vehicle appeared like they had come off their axle.

It’s not known if there were any injuries or what caused the crash at this time.

The story will be updated once more information is available.

Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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