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Power outage in Penticton

Postby amazingrace » Oct 16th, 2012, 11:42 am

Anybody else out there with their power out?
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Re: Power outage in Penticton

Postby Bretbaby » Oct 16th, 2012, 12:21 pm

A downed tree north of Penticton along hwy 97. Power out to Sland, Pen and Kaledan. Crews are working on restoring.

Castanet, you've been told this and should've posted something. Terrible reporting.
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Re: Power outage in Penticton

Postby ToddT » Oct 16th, 2012, 12:41 pm

It was on their twitter feed.
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Re: Power outage in Penticton

Postby Bretbaby » Oct 16th, 2012, 12:56 pm

It was on their feed 6 mins ago. It was reported to them at 11:30.
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Re: Power outage in Penticton

Postby ToddT » Oct 16th, 2012, 1:50 pm

verifying the information before posting it?
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Re: Power outage in Penticton

Postby Bretbaby » Oct 16th, 2012, 1:55 pm

Yeah right, considering the majority of their story is from Twitter, the least they could have done was post a red story line at the top like they initially did!
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Re: Power outage in Penticton

Postby ToddT » Oct 16th, 2012, 2:02 pm

power was out? :)
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Re: Power outage in Penticton

Postby fluffy » Oct 16th, 2012, 3:05 pm

From what I understand the downed tree has affected the power supply to Summerland, it was still out there when I left half an hour ago. Power was out locally for about fifteen minutes, don't know how widespread that was of if it was connected to the tree incident. We discussed this once before, Penticton gets it power from two sources, the line that comes in from the west over the reserve to the substation behind Home Hardware, and a line that comes up from the south to a substation up Carmi. Pretty rare that the whole city goes out.
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Re: Power outage in Penticton

Postby Bretbaby » Oct 16th, 2012, 3:16 pm

Yup still out in Summerland. I do find it weird the light by Timmy's was still working but not much else earlier!

Fortis says it should be back "shortly after 3pm".
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Re: Power outage in Penticton

Postby Crazedee » Oct 16th, 2012, 4:01 pm

Fortis just advised ETA for power restoration in Summerland is 8:00 pm
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Re: Power outage in Penticton

Postby Bretbaby » Oct 16th, 2012, 4:04 pm

WHAT??! Where did they say this?!!
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Re: Power outage in Penticton

Postby ToddT » Oct 16th, 2012, 4:26 pm

uh oh...somebody might have to find something to do...
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Re: Power outage in Penticton

Postby Bretbaby » Oct 16th, 2012, 4:31 pm

Do your new employers pay you to play around on the Internet all day too?!
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Re: Power outage in Penticton

Postby tlcruiser1 » Oct 16th, 2012, 5:25 pm

Power is expected to be restored to Summerland in stages, starting at 6 pm.
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Re: Power outage in Penticton

Postby LightShine » Oct 16th, 2012, 5:47 pm

...and the [New Improved Power Grid Installations] just recently :dyinglaughing:
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