Cleaning crews confident as 149 homes remain without power after Canberra storm | Canberra weather

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About 149 homes remained without power on Saturday, five days after a storm damaged power lines and felled trees in northwest Canberra. Evoenergy said crews were on track to restore power to the 149 remaining customers on Sunday at 4 p.m., with milder weather conditions that should make it easier for crews to repair the network. Teams will continue to work tonight in all affected suburbs and provide another update tomorrow morning. There were around 3,000 customers in Belconnen and Gungahlin without power on Tuesday. “After another rainy day yesterday we restored power to 324 customers in the Belconnen district with the suburb of Holt now fully restored,” Evoenergy said in a statement. “Today, Evoenergy teams continue to work with Endeavor Energy teams who will be primarily on site in Latham, Florey, Higgins, Weetangera, Page, Macgregor, Fraser and Hawker. arm so we can hang up the power lines. The power grid operator said crews could work in the rain, but lightning could be a challenge. “There are a small number of homes and businesses that need private electricians to repair damaged electricity. supply points on their property so that we can reconnect their service lines. We spoke to these customers, ”said the operator. The emergency services agency said on Saturday morning it had six pending jobs since Monday’s storms, and three of them had been assigned to crews. The agency said on Saturday afternoon that teams had surrendered to 1,023 incidents since the storm, which are now over. There have been more than 860 requests for assistance following the storms, which caused damaging winds and hail in the suburbs of West Belconnen. Monday is what takes so long, “said Alison Davis, head of Evoenergy’s customer delivery group on Friday,” We are working closely with the [State Emergency Service] and we are truly grateful for their hard work and support with some of the deforestation and access. food waste, as well as incident information. The hub offers showers, laundry facilities, charging stations, ice, food waste disposal and information for those affected by the storm. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for ACT on Friday evening, but the Emergency Services Agency received no calls for help. The Bureau of Meteorology predicted the likelihood of a thunderstorm, possibly severe, on Saturday afternoon. The office expects partly cloudy conditions, an average chance of afternoon showers and a maximum temperature of 29 degrees. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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