Sicamous and Electoral Area E residents were left without power for much of Monday after a semi collided with a power pole.
BC Hydro said the incident took place about 10:48 a.m., when a semi tractor-trailer jackknifed on the Trans-Canada Highway and hit a power pole near the Sicamous Husky. About 900 hydro customers found themselves without power as a result. Hydro said power would be restored to most by 5:30 p.m., though it wasn’t fully restored until 7:39 p.m.
This was one of three outages experienced in the community Monday. Another occurred around the same time in Old Town, but power was restored within minutes. A third outage occurred about 6 p.m., and power was restored two hours later.
Semis were reported to have been spinning out on CPR Hill earlier in the day.