WESTERN Power crews have restored around 10,000 customers that were impacted by outages today across the network.
More than 40 crews have been working to restore power to 35,000 customers across the metro area and south west part of the network.A Western Power helicopter is also patrolling lines in the worst affected areas to swiftly identify faults and assist with restoration efforts.A cold front producing light rain and, combining with dust on insulators from recent dry weather, caused the large outage.The outages are spread along an area from Bunbury in the south to Dandaragan in the north, with the majority of customers affected in the metropolitan area.
We're working to restore power to 35,000 customers across the network. 20 additional crews have been mobilised to assist with restorations— Western Power (@westernpowerwa) January 12, 2017
In a statement, Western Power said they were “prioritising any hazards that are identified before restoration will commence”.“Crews are working to restore the electricity supply to our customers as quickly and safely as possible,” it said.