DriveBC reports that Highway 6 is closed near Cherryville.

UPDATE: Power restored, Highway 6 clear in Cherryville

More than 200 customers were without power, Highway 6 was closed in both directions

UPDATE, 1 p.m. Thursday:

Power has been restored and Highway 6 has been cleared in Cherryville.

The highway, between Campbell Road and Hollingsworth Road (near CreightonValley Road) was closed for approximately three hours due to downed power lines. The road is now clear and open in both directions.

BC Hyrdo crews also restored power to approximately 200 residents who were cut off for approximately three hours. There are still approximately eight residents without power, which is expected to be restored by 2 p.m.

……………………………………………………

Downed power lines in Cherryville have closed Highway 6 and left more than 200 residents in the dark.

DriveBC reports that the highway is closed in both directions between Campbell Road and Hollingsworth Road (approximately five kilometres east of Cherryville, near Creighton Valley Road).

See also: Trans Canada Highway closed at Rogers Pass

Wires are down and BC Hydro reports that power has been off since 8:50 a.m. for 218 households south of Old Northfork Road and east of Richlands Road. There is no estimated time yet of when power will be restored.


@VernonNews
jennifer@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

BC Hydro reports 218 customers in Cherryville are affected by a power outage.

Just Posted

Local ball team heads south for prestigious tournament

The team includes nine Cranbrook baseball players heading to the Desert Spring Classic in Arizona

Chernove triple medals at Para-cycling track worlds

Cranbrook’s Tristen Chernove earned bronze, silver and gold medals while at world championships

College of the Rockies to add 96 beds for student housing

$17.7 million project of six cottege-style buildings to be completed by 2020

Creative Monkeys gets permanent home, launches summer camps

Grand opening for new studio is April 6

Highways maintenance contractor seeking public feedback

Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting to share results of survey ahead of pre-winter public forums

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

Permit rejected to bring two cheetahs to B.C.

Earl Pfeifer owns two cheetahs, one of which escaped in December 2015

Real-life tsunami threat in Port Alberni prompts evacuation updates

UBC study says some people didn’t recognize the emergency signal

The Kootenay Ice, the Clock, and Time’s Arrow

It was the dying seconds in the last — the very, very… Continue reading

What’s on at the Cranbrook Public Library

Mike Selby Rick James (not the singer) tells the little known story… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Respect and Best Wishes Hats off to the fans of the Kootenay… Continue reading

Care providers call for B.C. seniors’ watchdog to step down

The association also asks the province to conduct an audit and review of the mandate of her office

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

“If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill … do not drink it.”

B.C. man gets award for thwarting theft, sexual assault – all in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

Most Read