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.
We’re working to restore power to 35,000 customers across the network. 20 additional crews have been mobilised to assist with restorations
— Western Power (@westernpowerwa) January 12, 2017
Outages have been reported in:
KWINANA TOWN CENTRE