Canberra storm power outages continue for Belconnen and Gungahlin | Canberra weather

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A total of 2,497 people in Canberra remain without power and the outages are expected to continue until Thursday. It comes after a severe storm Monday night damaged power lines and infrastructure as hail and high winds knocked down trees in the area. EvoEnergy said it was rotating all available staff in shifts to handle the response and restore power as quickly and safely as possible. However, he expects some people to go without power until Thursday. At the height of the storm, around 21,000 homes and businesses were without power in Belconnen and Gungahlin. EvoEnergy acting chief executive Alison Davis said power grid damage was the most severe seen in ACT in many years. “At EvoEnergy we have seen severe and extreme conditions, but Monday afternoon’s weather caused some of the worst damage ever to our network,” Ms. Davis said. “Our teams are highly skilled and continue to work as safely and quickly as possible, but working to repair the type of damage that we have assessed over the past two days is complex, time consuming and incredibly difficult.” Our teams are working. meticulously and methodically to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all workers and the community at large, as efforts continue around the clock. “At the moment, I want to assure Canberrans that we will continue until we are done with the job, ”she said. “With more storms forecast this week, we are carefully planning our resources over the next few days to ensure that we have crews available in the event of more extreme weather conditions.” With fallen trees and debris strewn over the area. ACT, the cleanup effort continues, and Holt resident Pepi Millucci joined the neighbors to help clean up their street.[My neighbours and I] don’t get together and have barbecues, but when these storms do happen, or even with fires and things like that, everyone comes together and helps each other, ”he said. However, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has BoM forecaster Morgan Pumpa predicted that the next few days will be humid and Canberra should see a return to wet weather starting Thursday. “with a” deepening trough inland bringing unstable weather. “” This storm that we are going to see tomorrow and this weekend, can turn violent. Thursday and Friday are the days when people really should be careful, ”the forecaster said. “An interior hollow crosses the state from west to east. So it’s over the Riverina today, so people can get a feel for what they might be like tomorrow and Friday. It’s been there pretty hovering there, but it’s starting to move because we have a cold front, just below Tasmania, that’s pushing it a bit now. This is why we saw a little more humid weather. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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