27 Dec 2012

Downed lines cut power to Wellington suburb

8:14 am on 27 December 2012

Bad weather is being blamed for power cuts in the Wellington suburb of Johnsonville that left hundreds of homes without electricity.

Wellington Electricity said some 3200 properties were without power overnight on Wednesday.

Fallen power lines and broken insulators are thought to be responsible for the cuts.

Electricity had been restored by 8am on Thursday to all but about 200 homes and Wellington Electric expected the remainder to be reconnected very quickly.