Thousands lose power in Christchurch

  • 02/02/2016
Thousands lose power in Christchurch

A power fault left more than 30,000 homes and businesses in Christchurch briefly without electricity today.

Network operator Orion says about 31,000 of its customers lost power just before 1pm, including in the central city and numerous suburbs.

The fault, believed to have been at a substation, was fixed shortly after with power being restored before 1:30pm, Orion said.

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