UPDATE: Power Restored for 1,195 Customers in West Fernie

Map showing the affected area of the power outage. (Supplied by BC Hydro)

As of 2:10 pm, crews with BC Hydro were to restore service to the area Thursday afternoon.

BC Hydro reports that the outage was caused by a motor vehicle accident around 8:46 am Thursday

The impacted area is south of 4th Street and north-east-west of Highway 3

The Regional District of East Kootenay says information is limited, "but it appears someone doing some clearing interfered with [their] infrastructure bringing down a distribution line."

The RDEK reported at 12:30 pm that crews said the power would still be out for around three more hours while repairs are made.

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