Wimmera homes left without power

POWER has been restored to most Wimmera homes after a blackout on Tuesday morning.

The blackout at 9.50am caused more than 1000 homes to lose power.

Powercor restored power to most of the homes affected by 12.50pm.

Twenty-six customers at Kalkee are still without power, as are 16 customers at Jung, 14 at Blackheath, 10 at Kewell, eight at Dooen and one at Lower Norton.

Powercor is still investigating what caused the issue.


POWERCOR hopes to restore power to Wimmera customers by 3.30pm.

More than 1000 homes were left without power after a blackout at 9.50am.

Powercor spokesman Lyall Johnson said crews hoped to have power back on by mid-afternoon on Tuesday.

He said cuts were caused by a fault in Jung, not Hamilton Street, Horsham as first thought.

"Crews are still finding out what the fault is," he said.

"I think you can safely assume a tree or a branch has come into contact with one of the lines or it could be a traffic accident."

Warracknabeal was the hardest hit with 1145 Powercor customers affected.

Elsewhere in the region, 117 customers in Horsham have been affected, 78 in Riverside, 67 in Dooen, 56 in Kewell, 37 in Wallup, 36 in Sheep Hills 28 in Kalkee, 17 in both Blackheath and Jung and seven in both Minyip and Drung.

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