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Short-lived windstorm packs a punch, downs trees, knocks out power

Power outages impact 100-plus customers

A short-lived windstorm downed some trees and caused power outages in the Williams Lake area Tuesday, Feb. 7.

BC Hydro responded to the corner of Fourth Avenue North and Gibbons Street at around 3:20 p.m. to remove a tree from power lines, while the Williams Lake Fire Department responded with two trucks to block off the area to traffic.

101 customers are affected by a power outage as a result of the downed tree in that location.

There are also power outages in the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Triumph Road in the Flett subdivision, 2000 block of Dog Creek Road and at 5131 Highway 97 impacting less than 15 customers in total. The cause of those outages is under investigation.

As of 3:50 p.m. the sun was peeking through from the west and the rain had stopped.

Environment Canada is forecasting a few flurries or rain Tuesday evening, with a low of -5C and a wind chill of -12 overnight.

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Monica Lamb-Yorski

About the Author: Monica Lamb-Yorski

A B.C. gal, I was born in Alert Bay, raised in Nelson, graduated from the University of Winnipeg, and wrote my first-ever article for the Prince Rupert Daily News.
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