Power outages - 4pm - 11 June 2012
Release Date: 11 June 2012
Western Power crews have now restored power to about 110,000 customers since the severe storms swept through the Metropolitan area and the South West yesterday afternoon.
The storm inflicted damage to more than 450 areas (suburbs, towns, shires, regional areas) across the network and at its peak more than 170,000 customers were without power. .
The Call Centre received over 123,000 calls from midday yesterday and as at 3pm today had received more than 68,000.
However, bad weather continues to make work difficult for our crews and more storms are expected to continue this week through the South West, which may result in more power outages.
Western Power's first priority is to continue to find and attend to any safety hazards and much of the restoration work can only occur after areas have been assessed to ensure they are safe to re-energise.
Members of the public are urged to stay away from any fallen power lines and to report hazards to 13 13 51.
Please note, we are still asking people to only call to report hazards - not to report power interruptions. There is extensive damage to the network and making it safe is Western Power's first priority.
Some houses may be without power for several days and Western Power asks for people to be patient and to consider relocating to homes of family and friends that have power.
Top 10 affected areas
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