Crews have been working since early this morning to safely restore the remaining 16,000 customers without power due to the strong winds.
The area where homes and businesses are without power include:
- Illawarra & South Coast - Sanctuary Point (1466), North Wollongong (379), Wongawilli (275)
We’d like to thank affected customers for their patience as we work to restore their power.
At its height, more than 40,000 customers were without power. There are 400 electrical hazards needing repairs, particularly where trees and large branches have fallen across powerlines.
While supply has been returned to over 25,000 customers since yesterday afternoon, extensive repairs are still required.
We expect to safely restore power to most customers by late this afternoon.
Photo: Rob Gooda