Emergency services contacted Delta at 3:15am and fault crews were dispatched to locate the fault and access the damage.
The power pole was replaced and power was restored to all customers at 8:17am. No further outages are required.
- Always keep well clear of fallen power lines or damaged electrical equipment and treat them as live at all times
- 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.
Aurora Energy is New Zealand’s sixth largest electricity network, supplying electricity to 86,400 homes, farms and businesses in Dunedin and Central Otago.