Almost 3000 offline due to Port Fairy power fault

Powercor met with Port Fairy residents in December to address the 630 minutes of power outages throughout the year.

Powercor met with Port Fairy residents in December to address the 630 minutes of power outages throughout the year.

PORT Fairy residents are without power yet again after a conductor failure along the Princes Highway cut supply at 9.15am.

According to Powercor, 2896 customers were affected but a partial restoration had just under 200 offline in the region at 11am.

Power was restored during the afternoon for customers still without power, which includes 62 in Port Fairy, 77 at Toolong, 17 at Orford, 44 at Kirkstall, 21 at Crossley, 14 at Tarrone and a home in Killarney. 

A Powercor spokesman said some planned maintenance was under way when a conductor broke, causing the outage. 

The power supplier met with Port Fairy residents in December to explain the reason for 630 minutes of power outages throughout 2013.

In January Powercor apologised to Port Fairy customers for the third outage in less than a week, while in March it pledged to fix the town's electrical supply problems within the next two months.

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