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Start to Spring Brings Volatile Weather

Start to Spring Brings Volatile Weather

The start of spring ushered in the usual volatile weather in the shape of blustery conditions over the weekend.

On Sunday, wind gusts of up to 85 km/h were reported in Whangaparaoa, 70 km/h in West Auckland and 76 km/h in southern parts of the city.

As we head toward the spring equinox (September 23), it’s a good time to remind our customers that when they have an outage, they should now get in touch with Vector directly, instead of their retailer.

Everyone on our network should now call us to report an outage on 0508 VECTOR (0508 832 867) 24 Hours, 7 days.

They can also follow real-time outage information and updates on Vector's outage app (available free on your smartphone or tablet), our website or follow us on Twitter @Vectorltd


Network summary for week ending 14 September 2014
Electricity

Our contractors helped remove a tree that had fallen on a transformer in Eden Terrace during the week. They made the site safe and the asset was handed over to the maintenance team for repairs.

Car vs pole incidents occurred in Wiri, Mangere, Papakura, Carrington Road, Mangere West, Te Atatu Peninsula, Morningside, Wairau Valley and Mt Albert during the week. Our contractors undertook an emergency shutdown at the Wairau Valley incident so that emergency repairs could be made. Cars also struck two pillars and three transformers.

Emergency services advised our control room of house fires in Waiheke, Te Papapa, Mangere and Albany during the week. Our contractors isolated power at these incidents.

Gas

Emergency services responded to third party damage to our gas assets in Gisborne, Long Bay and Melville during the week. No customers were affected, and our contractors completed necessary repairs.

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