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Storm Update Wednesday 11th April 8:30am

Vector’s outage field crews are responding to close to 200 outages throughout Auckland.

During a power outage, please remember that the safety of the public and Vector’s contracting field staff is of primary importance at all times. They will respond as soon as it is possible and safe to do so. Please always treat downed lines as live and stay well clear.

Vector’s response crews have worked through the night in hurricane-force winds of up to 140km/h to restore power to some areas, bringing power back to roughly 70,000 customers. Around 110,000 homes and businesses are still affected by ongoing outages however this number is constantly changing as power is restored.

Work will continue this morning to assess the damage caused to power lines and other infrastructure and to restore power where it is possible and safe to do so. Extra outage field staff are being brought in from outside of Auckland to help respond to outages. However, the damage is expected be extensive and it may be several days until power is restored in some areas.

More than 10,000 calls were placed to Vector’s contact centre to report power outages, faults, and lines down, and Vector is following up on all reports and inquiries. We acknowledge the impact this weather event has had on many people and we thank everyone for their continued understanding and patience.

For more information, please go to www.vector.co.nz/outages or to Vector’s outage app


STORM UPDATE WEDNESDAY 11TH APRIL 6AM

Strong, intense winds and heavy rain have caused widespread damage on the electricity network throughout Auckland.

Vector’s response crews have worked through the night to restore power to homes and businesses affected by the more than 150 outages across the region.

The number of customers affected is constantly changing as power is restored and new damage is caused, but more than 100,000 homes and businesses have been affected to date.

Work will continue this morning to assess the damage caused to power lines and other infrastructure and to restore power where it is possible and safe to do so.

While every effort is being made to restore power for everyone as quickly as possible, this may take some time.

During a power outage, please remember that the safety of the public and Vector’s contracting field staff is of primary importance at all times. They will respond as soon as it is possible and safe to do so. Please always treat downed lines as live and stay well clear.

For more information, please go to www.vector.co.nz/outages or to Vector’s outage app

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