Storm causes havoc in the Shuswap

By Doug Collins
July 24, 2017 - 10:35am Updated: July 24, 2017 - 3:07pm

SALMON ARM, B.C. — High winds created all sorts of problems in the Shuswap area over the weekend.

Trees and power lines were blown down in many areas, and the Trans Canada was closed for a time between Craigellachie and Revelstoke because of rocks on the road.

Witnesses said trees were snapping like twigs, crashing down around homes and vacationing travellers set up in their trailers.

Thousands of Hydro customers have been affected in a band from Golden through Revelstoke and Salmon Arm.

Power has been restored to a few of those customers, but many won't have power back up until later today.

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