Essential Energy: 1700 properties without power near Moruya after bushfires

Properties without power at 2pm, December 26. Check your location at www.essentialenergy.com.au/outages-and-faults/power-outages

Properties without power at 2pm, December 26. Check your location at www.essentialenergy.com.au/outages-and-faults/power-outages

While 4500 Moruya properties had power restored on Friday, January 24, 1700 remained without power on Saturday.

That included 500 customers who have been without power since New Year's Eve, Essential Energy says.

A spokesperson said Essential Energy restored power to more than 4500 south Moruya properties who lost supply on Thursday due to the Clyde Mountain fire.

1700 properties remained without power across Moruya and surrounding areas, including 500 customers who have been without power since the New Years Eve fire.

More than 400 Essential Energy team members were working across the South East of NSW this weekend, continuing with repairs and assessing new damage to the network.

Teams were located at Potato Point and Bodalla where repairs were being made to return power.

Some areas were unable to be accessed due to active fires, "however we continue to work with the RFS to understand where and when it is safe to enter and assess damage".

Essential Energy said dedicated crews were also continuing to make repairs along the network where previous fires caused extensive damage.

Across the Bega area, 77 customers had their power restored with 160 staff continuing to make repairs.

It is hoped that the team will replace a further 40 power poles this weekend, with more than 420 power poles having been replaced in this location to date.

Crews south of Tumbarumba replaced 16 power poles and restored power to 56 customers in the Burra/Tooma area who had been without power since New Year's Eve.

Conditions permitting, the teams were aiming to replace a further 12 power poles and restore power to a further 39 customers, again in the Tooma area, bringing the total number of customers south of Tumbarumba without power down to approximately 35.

In total, 2260 customers remained without power across the South Coast, Snowy Valleys and Riverina areas, which included customers impacted by the most recent fires.

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