Power restored to 32,000 homes after massive outage

Power restored to 32,000 homes after massive outage

UPDATE: Western Power has restored electricity to 32,000 homes affected by yesterday’s power outages.

About 5000 homes in the metropolitan area continue to be affected, most significantly in Bassendean, Bindoon, Trigg, South Lake and Bullcreek.

All available crews have been activated to fix the problem.

UPDATE Western Power has restored power to a large number of the 35,000 homes left without power on Thursday, but some homes are still facing lengthy delays.

“We know that it’s frustrating when you’ve already been without power for some time to see restoration times change,” Western Power posted on Facebook at 2.40pm.

“Restoration times are a guide and are updated as our crews assess damage and hazards on the network.

“Our priority today is to deal with any hazards – anything which may be creating an immediate danger to people – and then proceed to safely restore power.

“The number and nature of the hazards today mean that restoration times may change.

“We’ve cancelled planned works today to free up extra crews to deal with outages. Again we know it’s a frustrating situation, and thank everyone for their patience.

A cold front producing light rain and, combining with dust on insulators from recent dry weather, has caused a large outage.

The most affected suburbs are located along coastal areas across the network, but also include some areas to the east.

 

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Outages have been reported in:

ARMADALE
ASCOT
BALDIVIS
BASSENDEAN
BATEMAN
BEACONSFIELD
BEDFORDALE
BEECHBORO
BEELIAR
BIBRA LAKE
BULL CREEK
CALISTA
CANNING VALE
CAVERSHAM
COCKBURN CENTRAL
COOLUP
CULLACABARDEE
DARCH
DAYTON
EAST ROCKINGHAM
FALCON
FORRESTFIELD
FREMANTLE
GINGIN
GIRRAWHEEN
GNANGARA
GRANVILLE
GUILDFORD
HAMILTON HILL
HAZELMERE
HENLEY BROOK
HIGH WYCOMBE
HOPE VALLEY
INNALOO
JANDAKOT
KARRINYUP
KELMSCOTT
KEWDALE
KIARA
KINGSLEY
KWINANA TOWN CENTRE
LANDSDALE
LANGFORD
LEEMING
LOCKRIDGE
MADELEY
MAIDA VALE
MARANGAROO
MEDINA
MIDDLE SWAN
MIDLAND
MORLEY
MOUNT NASURA
MOUNT RICHON
MUNDIJONG
NOLLAMARA
NORTH BEACH
ORELIA
PARMELIA
PINJARRA
REDCLIFFE
ROCKINGHAM
ROLEYSTONE
SAFETY BAY
SCARBOROUGH
SOUTH FREMANTLE
SOUTH GUILDFORD
SOUTH LAKE
SUCCESS
THORNLIE
TRIGG
VIVEASH
WANGARA
WATTLE GROVE
WATTLEUP
WELLARD
WELSHPOOL
WEST PINJARRA
WEST SWAN
WESTMINSTER
WILLETTON
WOODBRIDGE
WOODVALE