Early morning accident knocking out power to rest stations, and work sites along the Coquihalla.
BC Hydro's Dag Sharman says they were alerted to the outages south of Merritt this morning, just before 2am.
He confirms the accident occurred at the Larsen Hill salt shed.
"It was a motor vehicle accident that destroyed one of our poles. So, we had to go in and replace the entire pole, which was in a difficult location.
It's not known yet if, or how bad the driver of the vehicle was injured.
Power was restored to all the buildings affected by 2pm.
BC Green Party to push hard for proportional representation in Fraser-Nicola.
The party is in the midst of setting up a riding association in the constituency.
Arthur Green, who represented the party in the riding in the 2017 provincial election, says doing so will allow the party to organize and campaign locally for the proportional representation referendum in November.
"It's needed because it means every vote counts. Whether or not the candidate you vote for is elected, the number of votes they received is registered. For example, following last year's election the BC Green Party would holding 17% of the seats in the Legislature, instead of the three we actually hold."
The Green Party plans to hold its first riding association organizational meeting Feb 10th, in Hope.
The referendum on proportional representation will be a mail-in ballot, and need the support of 50%, plus one, of those who vote to be successful.