The lights are back on in Casino and surrounding areas

UPDATE 3.30pm: Essential Energy crews have restored supply to 9200 customers following an interruption today on the high voltage powerline that feeds power to Casino, Coraki, Mallanganee, Drake, Bonalbo and all surrounding areas.

Supply was lost just before 1.30pm and restored at 3pm.

An Essential Energy spokeswoman said crews responded immediately and confirmed that the cause of the interruption was due to fallen powerlines outside the Casino Zone Substation.

Essential Energy crews were able to transfer supply across to a second high voltage powerline, allowing the power to be restored to customers, as they continue to make repairs to the network.

Customers can contact Essential Energy on 13 20 80 if they have any concerns.

UPDATE 2.45pm: Essential Energy has advised that 9200 customers are currently without power in Casino, Coraki, Bonalbo, Mallanganee, Drake and all surrounding areas.

"Power went out at 1.25pm," a spokeswoman said.

"Crews responded immediately and found powerlines down outside the Casino Zone Substation. 

"Crews are on site making repairs with extra equipment and resources travelling from Lismore to assist.

"We do not have an estimated time of restoration, however I will keep you up to date as more information becomes available."

UPDATE 2.30PM: A LARGE power interruption affecting towns west of the range, Casino, Coraki and east towards Lismore has more than 9000 people without electricity.

Essential Energy crews are currently investigating the problem with no specified time when the problem may be fixed.

INITIAL: A BLACKOUT has occurred across Casino and The Northern Star has put in a call with Essential Energy to find out what has happened and when lights will be back on.

Facebook has 'lit up' (sorry, unavoidable pun) with comments stating where there was no electricity.

Contributed

"High Street, West Casino, no power"

"Lost power in Hotham Street near hospital."

"Have lost power in town near Bilo as well."

"Lost power in South Casino, we have no power in Diary Street."

"No power in Barker Street."

"Lost power near Colley Park."

Surrounding towns seem to have lost power as well.

"I am at Rappville and we have no power either."

That includes Mummulgum, Drake, Bonalbo, Urbenville, east to Lismore and south to Coraki.



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