Power still off for hundreds

Up to 600 homes and businesses throughout the region were still without electricity this morning as Eastland Network works its way through a long list of outages in the wake of Monday night’s storm.

More than 1500 connections throughout the region were still without power first thing yesterday morning.

By the end of the day Eastland Network faults staff had reconnected about 900 of them.

“We will be trying to get power back on to as many of the remaining customers as we can today,” said Network general manager Brent Stewart. “We hope to be able to do that for most of them.

“We still have access issues in some places, which we are working through with the roading authorities and road contractors.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience. We are doing the very best we can.”

Mr Stewart said the fairly quick reconnection that followed tree damage to 50kV power lines in Valley Road on Monday night was made possible because they were able to reconfigure the 50kV transmission network through the city.

More than 5500 connections were lost to Kaiti and the whole of the East Coast.

Power was restored within three hours to most of those homes and businesses.

Up to 600 homes and businesses throughout the region were still without electricity this morning as Eastland Network works its way through a long list of outages in the wake of Monday night’s storm.

More than 1500 connections throughout the region were still without power first thing yesterday morning.

By the end of the day Eastland Network faults staff had reconnected about 900 of them.

“We will be trying to get power back on to as many of the remaining customers as we can today,” said Network general manager Brent Stewart. “We hope to be able to do that for most of them.

“We still have access issues in some places, which we are working through with the roading authorities and road contractors.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience. We are doing the very best we can.”

Mr Stewart said the fairly quick reconnection that followed tree damage to 50kV power lines in Valley Road on Monday night was made possible because they were able to reconfigure the 50kV transmission network through the city.

More than 5500 connections were lost to Kaiti and the whole of the East Coast.

Power was restored within three hours to most of those homes and businesses.

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