Weather clears to allow power restoration
Media statement – for immediate release
15 October 2013
Weather clears to allow power
Less than 200 customers remain
without power this morning in the Orion network
“We managed to restore power to near 1,000
customers yesterday afternoon and evening, after our efforts
earlier in the day were hampered by the risk of lightning
strikes. When late yesterday the risk of lightening hitting
our crews passed, we were quickly into full repair mode and
daylight saving gave us a bit more time to complete repairs.
We had 1,100 customers without power at 4pm yesterday, but
we managed to get this down to less than 200 customers by
nightfall,” says Orion Operations Manager Stu
“Weather permitting, and assuming no further
outages, we expect that power will be restored to all
customers today,” continues Mr Kilduff.
If you see a
fallen power line, or a tree on a power line, please stay
well clear and call us immediately on 0800 363 9898.
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