The thunderstorm came quickly and with strong winds and heavy rain in the late Wednesday afternoon. Even it lasted only a few minutes, trees have been tipped over and lots of branches got caught by the power lines.|
There was a total power outage in Sicamous which lasted well into the night. Highway 97A south was closed due to trees having been fallen into the power lines. A occurrences have been observed in other residential areas as well. There was also wide-spread power failure in Salmon Arm.
Rescue services and ambulance has been rushing out to the lake for reasons not yet known at this point. Most roads are still covered by tree branches and leaves.
More rain is expected this Thursday before the weather will turn back to sunny and dry. The weather alert for the Shuswap has been lifted.