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Tens of thousands without power

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Rain overnight has left about 50,000 customers without power, Western Power crews worked overnight and at 5:30 this morning, 27,000 customers were still without power.

“We’re hoping to get most of the power back on today,” Mitzi Vance from Western Power told 6PR Breakfast.

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The outages have caused issues with traffic signals around Perth.

At 7:30am we checked back in with Western Power to ask why does the “first rains” knock out the power almost every time.

Peter Kerr from Western Power says around 27,000 people are still without power, but “We’ve thrown extra crews at the issue”.
And they aim to have the power back on for most of the people by the middle or end of the day.

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