MURTOA residents are being warned to charge their phones and warm their homes ahead of an eight-hour planned power outage in the area to start at 8.45am.
Maintenance works have caused the planned outages, with Powercor set to replace six poles on Breen street.
The company will also replace cross-arms to improve parts of the network.
The outage is expected to affect 380 people.
A Powercor spokesman said the works could not be postponed until after the lockdown.
Powercor announced it would continue necessary maintenance works through the seven-day lockdown, with concerns the outages would affect learning and working from home.
In the event of a power outage, customers who lose power are advised to; Have a contingency plan if they rely on life support equipment or electrical items to care for babies, the disabled, elderly or pets.
Charge their phones and laptop computers to ensure they can still communicate with friends and family and get information about service updates
Withdrawn some cash to pay for food or other supplies given that ATMs and EFTPOS can be affected by electricity outages
Backed up their computer files and records to a storage device or a secure location to assist with business continuity
Checked that any available alternative energy sources like electricity generators, are fueled and operational
Make sure barbecue gas cylinders are full for cooking or boiling water.
For more information on getting through a planned outage, visit Powercor's power outage factsheet.
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