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Unison’s Advice to Customers’ Overnight

Unison’s Advice to Customers’ Overnight

Friday 14 April 2017, 5.40 pm – Unison has restored electricity to the majority of customers who lost power as a result of severe damage to the network from Cyclone Cook, but around 3,000 are still without power.

Unison Relationship Manager, Danny Gough said, “Our crews have made great progress today, and we are really proud of their efforts, especially given the extent of the damage on the network.

“With nightfall approaching, the safety of crews is paramount, so they will be heading back in soon, and will be ready to get out again at first light.

“Around 3,000 customers without power now are unfortunately likely to be without power overnight. We appreciate it’s not ideal and would really like to thank customers for their patience,” says Danny.

Customers in and around the following, mainly rural, areas are likely to be without power overnight:

• Kahurnaki

• Mareatotora

• Middle Rd

• Raukawa

• Crownthorpe

• Sherenden

• Rissington

• Patoka

• Tutira

“Given the extent of the damage, it is possible that we will have further outages and there may be pockets of customers in other areas that are out.

“We are advising customers to call 0800 2 UNISON in the first instance overnight.”

Customers can also refer to Unison’s website for advice on getting through power outages and electrical safety: http://www.unison.co.nz/tell-me-about/safety.

Social media and media updates will resume in the morning.

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