Vector Network News: Summary for week ending 13 October 2013
14 October 2013
Vector Network News: Network Summary for week ending 13 October 2013
Another stormy week in Auckland caused chaos in some Northern suburbs including a power outage affecting 600 customers in Devonport.
Trees were toppled, a Telecom pole snapped and a roof was ripped off a house in Devonport as a wind squall whipped through the suburb, striking Vauxhall Road at around 6.15pm on Tuesday. Damage was caused to six properties on nearby streets.
The volatile spring weather conditions have seen strong gusty winds disrupting otherwise pleasant conditions.
Vector’s Outage Manager App has been working overtime during these squally winds. In the past two weeks, the system supporting the app has had 30,374 hits.
Contractors working in Takapuna, Blockhouse Bay and Mairangi Bay struck gas pipes while working in the area.
• Vector owns over 17,800 kilometres of overhead and underground lines in the greater Auckland area, and 12,752 of gas pipe lines, almost half of which supply gas to Auckland.
• Vector, proud sponsor of the Arena.
Vector owns and manages a unique portfolio which consists of electricity distribution, gas transmission and distribution, electricity and gas metering installations and data management services, natural gas and LPG and fibre optic networks.
Vector is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange with ticker symbol VCT. For further information, visit www.vector.co.nz