Bird knocks out power for thousands in North Okanagan

Bird knocks out power for thousands in North Okanagan

Evening outage was brief, but affected nearly 3,000 residents

A bird is behind last night’s power outage.

Residents in the East Hill area of Vernon were without power shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 27.

BC Hydro reports that power was restored by 10 pm. for the 2,963 residents impacted.

The cause is a bird contacting the wires.

This is the second time as many days that a bird has knocked out power in the North Okanagan.

READ MORE: Power knocked out for 1,700 Lake Country residents

And it is the third time in two weeks.

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