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UPDATED: Waldorf fair postponed due to power outage

Telus crews were busy this morning as an accident closed the road near Nelson Toyota. Power was knocked out postponing Waldorf
Telus crews were busy this morning as an accident closed the road near Nelson Toyota. Power was knocked out postponing Waldorf's annual winter carnival.
— image credit: Kirsten Hildebrand

Waldorf's annual winter fair was cancelled Friday as an accident near Nelson Toyota knocked out power to the school.

The popular event that usually sees hundreds in attendance couldn't continue without power. Because the school has heated concrete floors without electricity, the space becomes cold, says a parent volunteer.

It's not clear when the fair that features several craft activities for children as well as vendors will be rescheduled.

RCMP Cst. Bill Long said there were actually two single vehicle crashes Friday on Ymir Road that took out telephone poles. The second occurred around 10 p.m. Both vehicles were coming down a hill in slushy conditions when they lost control and left the highway.

Long said in both incidents the drivers appeared to be going too fast for conditions. There were only minor injuries.

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