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Update 1 - Cancellation of Dunedin Planned Power Outages due to Heavy Rain

12 April 2017
Heavy rain is predicted to continue until Friday for most parts of Dunedin. The extreme weather has caused some planned power outages to be cancelled today and tomorrow.

Planned power outages in Waldronville and Northeast Valley scheduled for today (Wednesday 12 April) were cancelled due to poor weather.

A planned power outage scheduled for South Dunedin tomorrow (Thursday 13 April) has been cancelled. The outage would have affected 164 customers residing on Bathgate Street, Bradshaw Street, Wesley Street and Rowland Avenue.

At this time, the other planned power outages scheduled in Dunedin for tomorrow (Thursday 13 April) will proceed as scheduled, subject to weather conditions.

Regular updates will be provided as the situation develops.

Keep safe

As severe weather continues, customers should be ready for the possibility of unplanned power outages. We understand the inconvenience that service interruptions cause and we will be working hard to restore power to affected customers as soon as is safely possible. The safety of the public and line crews is of primary importance at all times.

People should be prepared for the possibility of electricity-related hazards and unplanned power outages, in particular:

  • Always keep well clear of fallen power lines or damaged electrical equipment and treat them as live at all times
  • Watch out for falling tree branches as these can cause damage to power lines
  • If a power outage occurs, switch appliances off at the wall to avoid possible damage to electrical appliances when power is restored

Be prepared for power outages. Make sure you have adequate food supplies, warm clothing and bedding, torch and spare batteries, battery radio and an alternative source of heating and cooking.

People using medical equipment that relies on electricity should ensure they are prepared for power disruptions and if there is an immediate health threat, contact their health provider or call 111.

To report downed power lines, or trees in power lines, please contact Delta on 0800 433 582.

To report a loss of power, please contact your electricity retailer.