Power pole fire sparks black­out

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS -

TECH­NI­CIANS worked for more than three hours to re­store power to parts of the Der­went Val­ley on Mon­day night af­ter a pole fire caused out­ages to over 1600 res­i­dents.

In what has been one of the cold­est weeks of the year, Tas-Net­works said res­i­dents in Black Hills, Lawitta, Ma­gra and New Nor­folk were af­fected by the out­age.

TasNet­works re­ported on its Face­book page that power to 1632 cus­tomers was cut around 7pm.

By 8.30pm it was re­ported the out­age was re­duced to 79 cus­tomers af­fected.

Power was re­turned to all res­i­dents by 11.30pm.

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