31 Jan 2009

Power cuts continue

1:18 pm on 31 January 2009

Electricity cuts continue in Victoria as a heatwave drags on.

All train services in Melbourne were cancelled on Friday night and about 500,000 houses and businesses were without power after an explosion at a substation on Friday afternoon.

Most people had power again by midnight. However, full power will not be restored until the end of the weekend.

Train services continue to be disrupted on Saturday in Melbourne due to the heat wave.