Restoring power after strong winds last night

24 January 2019

Update: 4:30pm

Orion would like to thank customers for their patience while crews are working hard to restore power after last night’s storm.

Currently around 150 customers are without power in Avonhead, Dunsandel, Springston, Ellesmere and Burnham areas.

Orion crews are continuing work to restore these customers.

Customers are advised to check Orion’s website for updates, or call its Contact Centre on 0800 363 9898.

8:30am

Orion restored power overnight to more than 5,000 customers impacted by last night’s storms, and will continue to restore services to customers during today.

Currently around 560 customers are without power.

Power is off to customers in Avonhead, Hornby and Riccarton Park, and a range of rural areas and at individual homes as a result of lines down and flying vegetation.

Orion crews and contractors are working hard today to get as much power restored to people as quickly as possible. If customers see trees on power lines or lines down, they should call Orion.

Orion urges people to stay away from downed power lines which should be treated as live, and report these to Orion.

Customers are advised to check Orion’s website for updates, or call its Contact Centre on 0800 363 9898.