23 January 2019 at 9:24 pmUpdate: 10:25pm
We’re working hard to restore power, with some crews working through the night where they can safely. We won’t be able to get everyone back on tonight. Please be prepared to be without power until sometime tomorrow. Thanks for your patience, and check our website for updates.9:15pm
Strong winds are impacting Orion’s network and currently around 4,000 customers are without power.
Power is off to customers in a range of areas and at individual homes as a result of lines down and flying vegetation.
Orion has called in its crews and contractors to get as much power restored to people as quickly as possible.
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.