21 Jun 2015

Fourth cold night in Canterbury

7:50 pm on 21 June 2015

Households and businesses across Mid and South Canterbury face a fourth night without power due to snow damage to power lines.

Snow on Old West Coast Road near Waddington in the Selywn District on Friday.

Snow on Old West Coast Road near Waddington in the Selywn District on Friday. Photo: RNZ / Sally Murphy

In South-Canterbury, Alpine Energy said 329 customers spread throughout the region were still without power, after the weight of snow on power lines caused them to snap.

It said crews would return to fixing lines at first light tomorrow.

In Mid-Canterbury, 155 mostly inland customers were also without electricity due to a mixture of faults and storm damage.

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