Thousands affected by early morning power outage

By Doug Collins
May 3, 2016 - 5:09am Updated: May 3, 2016 - 11:07am

KAMLOOPS — Another major outage for B.C. Hydro overnight.  

Power went off to parts of Dufferin, Sahali and the Notre Dame industrial area just after 11 last night.

Hydro attributes the problem to an equipment failure.

Just under 600 customers were affected. Power was back on just after 1:00 AM. But then just after 3:00 AM, power went out to about 2400 customers in an area south of St. Paul Street, North of Whiteshield Crescent, West of the Trans Canada and east of Summit Drive.  

Power back on in that area just after 5:00 AM. At the same time, power was out for about an hour east of Simms Road for almost 3,000 customers. 

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