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Gulgong power outage

posted Feb 25, 2019, 10:44 AM by 2MG Real FM
Essential Energy crews were quick to respond to an unplanned power outage which affected 437 homes and businesses in Gulgong around 6.50pm Sunday night.

Acting operations manager Macquarie, Ben Forgione, says that to ensure safety, power was switched off at 6.49pm after a report that a truck had brought down powerlines in Tallawang Road.

Crews arrived to find a service line, which connects a property to the electricity network, had been pulled down by the truck.

The damage to the electricity network was isolated by crews and power was restored to all but one customer at 7.44pm.

If a vehicle contacts the electricity network, occupants should stay in the vehicle if it is safe to do so and Essential Energy should be called immediately on
13 20 80.