Essential Energy spent the past days repairing power lines around the region after heavy winds from ex-tropical cyclone Oswald brought down trees and power lines. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Essential Energy spent the past days repairing power lines around the region after heavy winds from ex-tropical cyclone Oswald brought down trees and power lines. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

Power now restored to most residents

LESS than 100 customers currently remain without supply across the North Coast, said Essential Energy this morning.

The company said that the areas still without power are in Federal, Broken Head, Upper Wilsons Creek and Bangalow.

Essential Energy said that all these remaining areas were planned to be fixed by this afternoon or late today.

Essential Energy workers restored supply to nearly 3000 customers yesterday between Lismore and Tweed Heads, using helicopters, boats and all-terrain lightweight four-wheel drive vehicles to gain access to damaged powerlines, poles and equipment.

Acting regional general manager North Coast, Daniel Bylsma said crews made significant progress.

"If anyone is still without power or experiencing any supply problems, they should contact Essential Energy on 13 20 80," he said.



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