1 Oct 2016

Power still out for 13,000 homes in Western Australia

9:27 pm on 1 October 2016

About 13,000 properties remain without power in Perth and Western Australia's south-west after damaging winds brought down trees and debris, with a severe weather warning still in place for a large part of the state.

All of South Australia was left without power on Wednesday after high winds hit the state.

All of South Australia was left without power on Wednesday after high winds hit the state. Photo: AFP / Debbie Prosser

Western Power said crews had managed to restore electricity supplies to 9000 customers who were blacked out in the storm.

However approximately 10,000 properties are still without power in the south-west of the state, mainly in Collie, Donnybrook, Albany and Denmark.

More than 3000 properties in Perth also remain blacked out, with Nollamara among the worst-affected suburbs and Balcatta having been hit earlier.

"In a number of cases powerlines have been brought down, creating hazards faults, which are being prioritised by Western Power crews ahead of restoration work," the utility said in a statement.

"Crews will continue to work through the storm to restore the electricity supply to our customers as safely and quickly as possible."

Roads were also blocked by fallen trees, including Lake Grace to Newdegate Road near Lake Grace and Brookton Highway near Lake King in the eastern Wheatbelt.

The severe weather warning was issued earlier on Saturday for much of southern WA, including parts of Perth, with winds of more than 100 kilometres per hour raising fears about damage to homes.

- ABC

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