More than 5000 homes were without power across the Hunter

Work to restore power in the Hunter. Picture: Trish Lee Fulcher
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11.30AM:Power is back on in Dudley and Gateshead, Ausgrid has confirmed, but Redhead is the latest to lose power.

Weather conditions are affecting equipment on overhead lines, with crews on site in the area.

About 1300 businesses and homes are without power.

They expect power in that area to come back on about noon.

WEDNESDAY 9AM:

Power has been restored to about 3,100 residents in Stockton, Fern Bay. Ausgrid is working to get the final 80 customers back on the grid.

About 650 residents in Swansea have had power returned. Crews are working to restore the final 200 in that area. Electricity has also been restored to 1,300 customers in Redhead.

WEDNESDAY 7AM:

More than 5000 residents in Stockton, Fern Bay, Fullerton Cove, Swansea and Redhead are without power on Wednesday morning.

About 4am power was lost to 3200 residents from Stockton to Fullerton Cove. Ausgrid is working to restore power, but there is no time frame for the fixdue to ‘complex repairs’.

Crews are working to restore power to 1500 customers in Redhead. For more detail and restoration times go to https://t苏州夜场招聘/MxbaFPxBlKpic.twitter老域名购买/7H4ZfnFhju

— Ausgrid (@Ausgrid) January 30, 2018

Power is also out to about 850 residents in Swansea and a further1500 homes and businessesin Redhead.

Ausgrid has asked customers to remain patient while crews work to fix the issues.

“If a power outage has affected a large amount of customers, our call centre will become very busy, very quickly. You may hear a pre-recorded message when you call. Where possible, this will include an estimation of the time it will take to restore power. If there is no message about a power outage in your area or you need more information, stay on the line and a customer service representative will assist you,” a statement on the Ausgrid website read.

“If you have electricity to only some parts of your property or if your neighbours have power and you don’t – the problem could be inside your home. Call13 13 88in the first instance to check.”

There was also power havoc in the Maitland area on Tuesday.

Power was out to about 800 customers in parts of Largs, Bolwarra Heights, Bolwarra, Lorn, Pitnacree, Raworth, East Maitland, and Wallalong. Emergency crews managed to fixthe fault and power was restored to most suburbs inthe area. There was still reportedly a small pocket of residents without power as of7am Wednesday.

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