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.