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Outage update 4pm

Western Power crews have restored around 10,000 customers that were impacted by outages today across the network.

We have over 40 crews that are currently responding to outages which are impacting power to the remaining 25,000 customers who are without power.

A Western Power helicopter is also patrolling lines in the worst affected areas to swiftly identify faults and assist with restoration efforts.

The outages are spread along an area that stretches from Bunbury in the south to Dandaragan in the north with the majority of customers affected in the metropolitan area.

The cause of the outages is attributed to a cold front producing light rain combining with built up dust on insulators from recent dry conditions and easterly winds over the past week.

This combination is causing safety mechanisms to act as they are designed to, and trigger a safety response to protect the network from damage and contributed to over 200 hazard reports.

The large number of individual outages which adds to the complexity of the restoration process.

We have prioritised outages that are affecting traffic lights so that we reduce the impact on peak hour traffic.

We will continue the high level of commitment to the restoration and hazard repair until we have restored power to the remaining customers.

If you see a fallen powerline please make the safe call to Western Power and report the hazard on 13 13 51.

 

About Western Power:

Western Power is a State Government owned corporation that is committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to more than one million customers across a network area of 255,064 km2.

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