Prompt response sees power restored

Horizon Power crews work to repair the pole, situated on the corner of Fisheries Road and Lake Road. Photo: Supplied.
Horizon Power crews work to repair the pole, situated on the corner of Fisheries Road and Lake Road. Photo: Supplied.

Horizon Power crews have managed to restore power to more than 600 customers after an unplanned outage east of Esperance earlier today, July 15.

According to a Horizon Power spokesperson, the fault has been isolated and there are now only 46 customers still without power.

Despite some speculation on social media, the fault appears to have been caused by damage to a powerline on the corner of Fisheries Road and Lake Road.

It is understood that electrical sparks from the damaged conductor had caused a small grass fire which was put out by volunteers.

The announcement was made about 11am on Monday, July 15, and is understood to have affected areas of Bandy Creek, Beaumont, Boyatup, Condingup, Howick, Merivale, Mount Ney, Myrup, Neridup and Windabout are impacted.

To report a fault or outage, contact Horizon Power on 13 23 51.

For more information, or to remain updated on the outage, visit www.horizonpower.com.au