By now ears should have stopped ringing after a malfunctioning train horn shattered the morning quiet Friday for many Westsyde residents.
Spokeswoman Emily Hamer said the malfunction lasted about 30 minutes and both the locomotive and horn had to be shut down.
"We apologize to local residents for the inconvenience."
The Daily News learned of the ruckus shortly after 10 a.m. when Westsyde resident Ray Nyuli tweeted about it.
"A stuck train horn across from Westsyde is so loud that I can't hear my neighbour's lawn mower. Taking my mobile office inside," his tweet stated.
Minutes later a resident who lives on Bank Road phoned saying he could hear it at The Dunes at Kamloops Golf Course.
Nyuli tweeted again about 20-minutes later, saying the horn had stopped. Five minutes after that, it started again, only not as ferocious.
"Oh man," he said, when contacted by telephone. "It sounds like somebody is in a parking lot in their car and leaning on the horn, only a heck of a lot louder."
The blaring definitely came from the direction of the CN Rail yards across the North Thompson River, he said.
So great was the noise that it drowned out every other sound around him, he said. Nyuli didn't doubt that it could be heard from all over Westsyde and even Bachelor Heights.
"You wouldn't want to sit outside," he said.
Other Westsyde residents took to Twitter saying the sound was enough to drive them nuts.
Hamer said the locomotive and horn will be examined to determine what went wrong. She had no idea why a train horn would malfunction.