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Windstorm downs trees and knocks out power

A windstorm swept across the Cariboo Saturday afternoon blowing every ounce of dust it could find along with quite a few garbage bins, trees, roofing, and even downing power-lines.

Meteorologist Ross McDonald with Environment Canada, says although the vigorous cold front hit many areas bringing those winds, the strongest wind gusts were in Northern BC.

 

In its wrath, the winds had left not only clean-up but an estimated 39,000 customers without power leaving the majority of BC Hydro crews all on deck working to get things up and running, according to BC Hydro Spokesperson Morra Scott.

 

 

Scott says anyone who notices a downed a line should stay at least 10 meters away and treat it as an emergency as it could be live.

Environment Canada meanwhile says there should be no concerns of being blown away today with the winds being quite subtle.

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