Major power blackout in Sydney

March 30th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin  

More than 7000 people are without electricity in Sydney today due to an interruption in power supply.

The blackout occurred just before the peak hour after a fault had affected four major power cables that supplied two sub-stations in the CBD.

Energy Australia spokesman Anthony O’Brien said to, “The fault was affecting supply to a large portion of the northern CBD, the city’s east and suburbs such as Paddington, Surry Hills, Rose Bay and Darlinghurst”.

“Crews are on site at sub-stations in the city’s north and Surry Hills trying to pinpoint the locations of the faults and make the areas safe,” he said.

If you are experiencing the blackout, do share your experience via the comments below.
Affected areas : Wynyard station, Taylor Square, Ultimo, Surry Hills, Oxford Street, Paddington, Darlinghurst, Potts Point, Bondi and Circular Quay.

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