Power cuts cause grief

Multiple power outages in Port Chalmers caused frustration for customers and Delta engineers yesterday.

Trees touching overhead power lines, and cracked insulators cut power to properties in Port Chalmers for most of the morning.

Delta system control manager Ross Osborne said the problems were caused by wind gusts, which reached 114kmh in the area last Thursday.

Rain on Sunday night and yesterday morning caused some insulators to arc and power had to be cut to replace them. Power was restored by noon yesterday.


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