11 Mar 2016

Thousands of Otago homes without electricity overnight

From Morning Report, 7:16 am on 11 March 2016

Thousands of Dunedin and Central Otago homes were without electricity overnight, after severe winds brought down power lines and trees. Wind gusts of 124 kilometres an hour were reported at Dunedin airport before the windspeed reading device broke down. About 7-thousand houses in Dunedin lost power last night.