And so this is Christmas and power you have NONE
NORTH Haven residents got the shock of their lives when they were told their power would be turned off on Christmas Day.
But SA Power Networks says the widely circulated notice was a “data entry issue” and residents will be able to cook their turkeys without a hitch.
Resident Hugh Browell, who lives on Coral Way, said he was “absolutely horrified” when he got a yellow slip telling him his power would be cut between 8am and 3pm on December 25.
The notice said the outage was necessary to “maintain/ upgrade the local electricity network”.
“Everybody got the letter and were very worried about it,” Mr Browell said.
“We’ve got 20 people coming from interstate and overseas for Christmas.
“We were worried we were going to have to serve them cold sandwiches.
“But it’s all fixed now, although I’ve still got no idea how it happened.”
SA Power Networks spokesman Paul Roberts said the error was caused by “incorrect data entry” and the company was contacting local residents to correct the record.
“We’re not the Christmas grinch. One of our elves made a mistake,” he said.
Mr Roberts apologised for any inconvenience caused by the botched notice, which he said was confined to North Haven residents.