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UPDATE: Driver taken to hospital after single vehicle crash caused power outage

More than 3,000 FortisBC customers were in the dark

UPDATE: Nov. 29, 4 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP is investigating a single vehicle crash into a power pole near 3284 Benvoulin Road, Sunday evening.

According to officers, a Cadillac crashed into a power pole causing extensive damage to the vehicle and pole about 7 p.m.

By the time police arrived on the scene, the driver had already left to hospital with BC Ambulance.

Due to damage to the power pole, most of South East Kelowna was in the dark for hours.

The road was closed to traffic until the pole could be repaired.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.



More than 3,000 FortisBC customers are without power in South East Kelowna following a crash on Benvoulin Road.

The incident happened just after 7 p.m., Sunday,

Residents of South East Kelowna, Hall Road, Munson and Guisachan area are in the dark.

Some took to social media Sunday night to report Benvoulin is closed near Don’O’Ray Farms as emergency crews are on scene.

Street lights are out along Benvoulin downtown Springfield Road.

FortisBC is reporting power should be restored by 1 a.m.

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