Power has been restored to more than half of the 25,000
Victoria homes and businesses that were cut off by a
The outage happened about 6.30pm (local time) on Friday in
the coastal town of Sorrento, south of Melbourne.
United Energy spokesman Stuart Allott said power has been
restored to 15,000 premises, with most properties expected to
regain power by 9pm.
"The fault has been fixed," Mr Allott told AAP.
He said there were minor power interruptions during the
afternoon caused by an overhanging tree hitting electricity
wires, and this may have weakened the network.