Hundreds of Osborne Park homes without power after truck crash


Western Power workers in Main Street, Osborne Park this morning. Picture: Kate Leaver.
Western Power workers in Main Street, Osborne Park this morning. Picture: Kate Leaver.

AROUND 500 houses on Main Street in Osborne Park are still without power after a truck crashed into three power poles just after 6pm last night.

A police spokeswoman confirmed no one was injured in the incident and police were continuing inquiries.

A Western Power spokesman said 1000 houses lost power immediately after the incident but 500 houses had their power restored within an hour.

“It is a complex job – what we’re trying to do is rebuild the poles as much as we can.

“Three poles were damaged (and there’s) quite a lot of network infrastructure that we have to repair this morning.

“We are hoping power will be back on for those 500 people some time this morning.”

Resident Arthur Sinatkas said his wife called Western Power and the City of Stirling and was told power would be back on at 10pm last night.

“We still don’t have power, last night I saw a lot of trucks around the area just after 10pm when I was coming home from my daughter’s house, there is a lot of damage,” he said.

Mr Sinatkas said he was concerned he would have to throw out a lot of food in his freezer.

“I think we will have to throw out a lot of food, meat, mince, milk and things like that, there will be lots of waste,” he said.

“I don’t think it will last the day.”

More to come.