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Widespread power outages in B.C.’s Southern Interior following heavy snowfall

Global News logo Global News 2020-01-01 Jon Azpiri
a car covered in snow: This is what Kelowna's Dilworth Mountain looked like Tuesday morning after a substantial, overnight snowfall. © Global News This is what Kelowna's Dilworth Mountain looked like Tuesday morning after a substantial, overnight snowfall.

Tens of thousands of people in B.C.'s Southern and Central Interior are ringing in the new year in the dark.

BC Hydro said Wednesday morning around 34,000 customers had been affected by multiple power outages in the Central and Southern Interior following significant snowfall.

More than 24,000 customers in the Thompson/Shuswap and 8,000 in the Okanagan/Kootenay were without power as of Wednesday morning.

By mid-afternoon the number of customers in those regions without power had been reduced to around 20,000.

Crews have been actively attempting to resolve all outages but poor road conditions made some areas difficult to access.

For more on BC Hydro’s power outages, click here.

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