High winds affect power network

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

Orions network is being affected by high winds that have caused trees and branches to fall through power lines cutting power in a number of rural areas. 1 February 2018, 2:22pm

High winds affect power network

Orion’s network is being affected by high winds that have caused trees and branches to fall through power lines cutting power in a number of rural areas.

There are currently more than 2,800 customers without power in mainly rural locations, including Lincoln, West Melton, Tai Tapu, Akaroa and in Lyttelton.

Orion crews are working as quickly and safely as they can to restore power and ensure public safety.

Orion urges anyone in Christchurch, Banks Peninsula and central Canterbury who sees a fallen power line to stay well clear and call 0800 363 9898 immediately.

Customers are advised to visit www.oriongroup.co.nz or call 03 363 9898 for more information.

ENDS

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