Massive Power Outage

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Massive Power Outage

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Massive power outage takes out all of Vernon, most of Coldstream, and part of Lake Country... https://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon/34 ... age#340344
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Bloody hell. I hope it’s fixed soon
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I live in Kelowna and my lights dimmed down at least 3 times during that time.
And I'm with Fortis.
Strange.
Must be the aliens.
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Wow that sucks. Fingers crossed for those affected it will be fixed soon.
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Outage updated at 5:47PM ... could be a long night.

Crew status: Crew assigned
https://www.bchydro.com/power-outages/a ... 2072041405
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My dad texted me about this. Said they better have it figured out by morning so he can have his coffee :biggrin:
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Apparently, about the same time, in Revelstoke as well.
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I will be going home tomorrow, so hope all is well

I place one of those silvered car windshield protectors over the top of freezer goods. In an event like this, it helps keep temp down.

But, it won’t be much help over 4 days of a power failure
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I live in Glenmore (Kelown) and my lights are still at half brightness. They have been flickering for the last hour and a half.
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I have a theory.

It involves a transmission line and get this, a wildfire that's blowing up this afternoon. A completely wild speculation based largely on Occam's razor. Lucky for Vernon there's two feeds, because if my theory is proven true, it will be a while before anyone can get in there and make repairs.
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jamesy wrote: Jul 18th, 2021, 6:01 pm I live in Glenmore (Kelown) and my lights are still at half brightness. They have been flickering for the last hour and a half.
If its a brown out I'd be turning lights off and unplugging electronics etc.
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I agree, thank you. Unplugged everything and just leaving a light on to see when it comes back to normal. I heard my wall AC slow down as well at the same time. Unplugged that too.
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Last time there was a huge power outage in my area it went down shortly after 7:00PM. Checked the hydro web site occasionally using my cell phone for any updates. Got the crews assigned message, then crews enroute to area. Gave up checking around midnight and hit the sack. Power was on in the morning - check hydro's web site and it said power had been restored around 2:45AM.
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My dad just texted me saying his lights are back on.

And by lights, I mean in his apartment, not the other lights [icon_lol2.gif]
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My friends in Vernon said their power just came back on!

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