Power outage for Leopold, Newcomb
November 20, 2022 / 9:05 pm
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.
More to come
Top: The impacted area [Supplied: Powercor]
Bottom: An automated text message sent to residents [Supplied: B. Watkins]