Power outage for Leopold, Newcomb

Lui Zacher
November 20, 2022 / 9:05 pm

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More than 1,500 properties across Leopold and Newcomb are without power this morning.

A number of traffic lights are out, including the intersections of Portarlington Rd & Melaluka Rd as well as Portarlington Rd & Moolap Station Rd.

The Department of Transport said to treat any faulty or blacked-out traffic lights as a four-way stop sign.

PowerCor said it’s investigating the fault which has blacked out electricity at 1,540 properties including Leopold Plaza.

Residents in the area have told Geelong Broadcasters they received a text message from the electrical distribution network saying they expect power to be restored by 10:30 am.

It comes after parts of Leopold had a power outage Sunday evening – initially, the power cut out at 5:30 pm, and while some had power restored within 60 seconds, others remained without electricity until 1:00 am Monday.

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More to come




Top: The impacted area [Supplied: Powercor]
Bottom: An automated text message sent to residents [Supplied: B. Watkins]