Homes re­main with­out power

Mercury (Hobart) - - FRONT PAGE -

THOU­SANDS of Syd­ney homes re­main with­out elec­tric­ity days af­ter storms dam­aged power lines be­cause job cuts have de­pleted the num­ber of front­line power work­ers, a union has claimed.

About 13,000 res­i­den­tial and busi­ness cus­tomers on Syd­ney’s north shore and north­ern beaches re­mained with­out elec­tric­ity yesterday af­ter­noon fol­low­ing Tues­day’s se­vere storms.

Res­i­dents have been warned the out­ages could con­tinue into the week­end.

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