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High wind to blame for Greater Trail power outage

FortisBC says high wind was the cause of a power outage in Greater Trail last night.

The company says about 5,000 customers in Trail, Fruitvale, and Montrose lost electricity just after 10 p.m. when a tree fell on a line.

Crews removed the tree and restored power to all customers just after 1 a.m.

“We appreciate the patience of our customers while crews worked to safely restore power as quickly as possible,” company spokeswoman Holly Harrison said in an email.

A special weather statement is in effect for the West Kootenay, warning of possible localized flooding due to heavy rain. We’re expected to receive 10 to 20 millimeters today.

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