Pineapple Express causes communication breakdown in Kamloops

The Pineapple Express storm that dumped record amounts of rain on much of the Lower Mainland and Fraser Canyon in the past few days is responsible for a communication cutoff in Kamloops and across B.C.

The torrential downpour has caused flooding and mudslides, including one near North Bend that did damage to a fibre line, impacting calling for some Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobile customers in B.C., according to Bell.

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The company said mobile data, text messaging and calls to 911 are not affected, but noted in Twitter statements that some customers may be experiencing disruptions while making or receiving calls from landline numbers or customers of other wireless providers.

In Kamloops, there have been reports of cellphone and landline service not working — KTW’s landlines were not working as of Monday morning (Feb. 3) — while bank machines in some parts of the city are also offline.

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