UPDATE: Power restored to FortisBC customers

Customers restored to West Bench, Sage Mesa and Summerland customers

Update: 4 p.m

FortisBC reports that power has been restored to all customers affected by the Sage Mesa-West Bench outage.


Update: 3:30 p.m.

A FortisBC representative confirms that a motor vehicle incident was the cause of a power outage today that left up to 1150 customers in West Bench, Sage Mesa, the edge of Penticton and Summerland without power Sunday.

“As I understand it, two lines were affected. They’ve managed to restore power to a number of customers but at this point, there are still about 556 customers without power,” said the Fortis spokesperson. Crews are working on the outage, and expect to have power fully restored by 6 p.m.


3 p.m.

Fortis BC is reporting that a motor vehicle incident has knocked out power for some users south of the Trout Creek area of Summerland, near SunOka Park and a larger area near Penticton through Sage Mesa and West Bench.

“Customers in and may be experiencing an outage due to an MVA. Crews are responding and will get the lights back on as soon as possible,” reads their tweet.

According to FortisBC, about 1150 customers are affected by the outages, which include the northern gateway to Penticton.

DriveBC warns of compact snow in both directions from Penticton to Summerland.

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