Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thousands without power

EXTREME winds overnight have left thousands of homes without electricity this morning, including about 2000 in the Derwent Valley.
  • 907 customers in the upper Derwent Valley affected due to trees on power lines. No restoration time as at 10am.
  • About 900 customers in New Norfolk and surrounds affected due to a tree through powerlines.
For updates check with Aurora.

As at 10am, the list of outages in the Derwent Valley includes:


Black Hills affected since 5.48am due to damage by trees - long delays expected

Boyer affected since 5.48am due to damage by trees - long delays expected
Bushy Park affected since 5.48am due to damage by trees - long delays expected
Ellendale affected since 5.48am due to damage by trees - long delays expected
Fentonbury affected since 5.48am due to damage by trees - long delays expected
Glenora affected since 5.48am due to damage by trees - long delays expected
Gretna affected since 5.48am due to damage by trees - long delays expected
Hayes affected since 5.48am due to damage by trees - long delays expected
Karanja affected since 5.48am due to damage by trees - long delays expected
Maydena affected since 5.48am due to damage by trees - long delays expected
National Park affected since 5.48am due to damage by trees - long delays expected
Rosegarland affected since 5.48am due to damage by trees - long delays expected
Westerway affected since 5.48am due to damage by trees - long delays expected

Power supplies in New Norfolk appear to have been restored.

The Mercury newspaper has reported on the story here.

Do not go near fallen powerlines. Stay away and contact Aurora's fault centre on 13 20 04.

12.30PM UPDATE: Aurora advises that power has been restored in the upper Derwent Valley.


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