13 Jun 2013

Power blackout in central Wellington

8:01 pm on 13 June 2013

About 700 electricity customers in central Wellington lost power on Thursday evening in a blackout that hit city at 5.40pm.

The Wellington Electricity Lines company says power has since been restored to about 500 customers while about 200 are still without power.

A spokesperson for the company says it expects to have electricity restored to all customers shortly.

He says the cause of the blackout is under investigation.