11 October 2017 at 7:40 am
Power has now been restored to all customers affected by this morning's lightning strike.
The lightning storm in Christchurch this morning has impacted the Orion network, and 3,400 customers were without power due to a lightning strike at 6am.
Orion quickly restored power to the majority of the customers affected in the Redcliffs and Sumner areas. 170 customers currently remain without power.
Power is expected to be restored to all customers by 8am.