Powercor crews are working to restore power to homes and businesses that are being impacted by major storms pushing through Victoria.
There are currently about 3480 customers without power across western Victoria, with about 2700 of these customers located in the Woodend and Gisborne region, and a further 580 in the Edenhope area.
We expect further power outages to occur over the coming afternoon and evening, as wild weather pushes through Victoria.
We have been monitoring the weather over recent days and have our crews, control room and customer centre ready to respond if power outages do occur.
Our focus is on the safety of our communities we operate and our people.
While crews will be responding to faults as quickly as possible, road and ground conditions will limit access to some areas and may mean it takes longer to reach fault locations and restore power. We ask customers to remain patient as our crews work in these difficult conditions.
We urge customers to be cautious and take the steps they need to remain safe in these dangerous conditions.
Don’t enter flood waters as there may be fallen powerlines in the water can pose a significant risk to their safety.
Customers are also reminded to be aware of fallen powerlines. If people do see a fallen powerline, they should always stay well away from them and report them to us immediately on 13 24 12.
It is not too late to prepare for power outages, and we encourage everyone to prepare and know what to do if the lights do go out.
We will keep customers updated on estimated restoration times on the outage map at www.powercor.com.au and via SMS
For advice on what to do before, during and after floods visit Electrical safety and floods.
Tips on preparing for power outages are available at Be prepared for outages | CitiPower & Powercor