Gilmore to Tumbarumba blacked out

Gilmore to Tumbarumba blacked out

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Adelong, Batlow and Tumbarumba have been plunged into darkness; with 3,632 customers left without power as last night’s storm downed power lines in the Gilmore Valley.

At 12.36am a fault in the electricity network was identified, leaving local customers without light and heat.

Essential Energy crews managed to isolate the affected area, and after patrolling located a power line in Gilmore Valley believed to have caused the widespread outage.

An Essential Energy spokesperson said crew have been working to fix the issue overnight.

They advised supply would return around 10.30am – 11am if crews carrying out the necessary repairs encounter no problems.

Tumut SES controller Scott Fisher said apart from the power lines, there was relatively no damage in the Tumut region.

“We were only called to one leaking roof, where water was entering the house. It was pretty straightforward though,” he said.

“It was actually quite surprising we weren’t busier, it was one of the heavier downpours in some time. I know Gundagai lost a lot of trees and had four to five call outs so we were lucky.”

For further information or updates about unscheduled power outages customers are encouraged to call Essential Energy on 13 20 80.