Fast but furious: storm causes widespread power outages

Photo by: Quotes PIx
Photo by: Quotes PIx

A STORM has caused widespread power outages to thousands of Port Macquarie-Hastings residents.

The cell brought with it lightning and heavy rain with isolated hail stones, while winds resulted in power cuts across the district at about 6pm on November 6.

Areas currently without power include:

  • Port Macquarie Settlement City/Settlement Point region: 2017 residents
  • Blackmans Point: 72 residents
  • Fernbank Creek, Sancrox, Pembrooke: 223 residents
  • King Creek: 277 residents
  • Beechwood, Mortons Creek, Bellangry: 491 residents
  • Pappinbarra: 79 residents
  • Brombin: 93 residents

Essential Energy has crews on the job assessing the situation. For updates on power outages CLICK HERE.