Storm response update – Saturday evening status


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09 Dec 2023

Storm response update | Saturday 9 December 8 PM 

On Friday 8 December 2023 at around 8.00pm, Canberra experienced a fast-moving storm resulting in extensive damage to our electricity network. At the height of the storm, we had around 14,000 properties without power across the ACT. 

Our crews are working to restore power to most customers between 9pm-12am this evening. Today our crews have worked on removing multiple trees and conducting subsequent repairs.  

Around 200 properties will remain without supply and these properties will not be restored until tomorrow night.  

The ACT Emergency Services Agency has shared that the Belconnen Library on 12 Chandler Street in Belconnen will open early tomorrow from 9.00am if you need to charge any devices and spend some time in the air conditioning. 

We apologise for the disruption and thank you for your patience as we work hard to restore power safely and as quickly as possible. We will keep posting updates, and regular SMS updates are being sent to affected customers.  

If you see fallen powerlines or damaged electrical equipment – stay at least 10 metres away from them or anything they’re touching – including fences. If you’re unsure if they’ve been reported, call us on 13 10 93.  

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