A winter storm will bring heavy winds to the Okanagan on Friday, which has FortisBC preparing for possible power outages.
“Winter storms in our mountainous service areas often lead to trees falling on power lines, which can cause outages for our customers,” says a release from the company.
FortisBC says restoring service as quickly as possible is always their top priority and they realize the inconvenience an outage can cause to customers.
If you do experience an outage or see a downed power line, you’re asked to call 1-866-436-7847.
While you do that, stay at least 10 metres away from downed power lines.
The power company also offered up some tips to prepare for potential outages: