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Sydney’s eastern suburbs suffer a blackout as thousands of people work from home during the lockdown

Sydney’s eastern suburbs suffer a blackout as thousands of people work from home during the lockdown

  • Thousands of homes in Sydney’s eastern suburbs suffer extensive blackout
  • Residents in Randwick, Coogee and Maroubra affected by sudden power loss 
  • Ausgrid has tweeted their crews are working safely to restore power to areas 
  • Power outage comes as thousands of people work from home during lockdown

Tens of thousands of homes and businesses across Sydney’s eastern suburbs have been plunged into darkness during the middle of lockdown. 

Sydneysiders took to Twitter to seek answers on the sudden blackout, with residents from Coogee, Randwick, Hillsdale and Maroubra all affected by the sudden outage. 

One resident from Banksmeadow in the city’s south-east said they had also lost power, with another tweeting the entire University of New South Wales was down. 

Ausgrid replied to the influx of messages from concerned residents. 

‘Power is currently out to customers in Banksmeadow, Botany, Eastgardens and surrounding suburbs. Our crew are working to safely restore power’, they said. 

Ausgrid confirmed that power is currently out to their customers in Centennial Park, Clovelly, Coogee and surrounding suburbs, as well as in Mascot. 

One woman who complained of the outage in south Coogee got a response from Ausgrid that revealed at least 1500 customers in her area had been affected. 

‘Crews are responding to multiple outages in the area, but will work to get your supply back to normal as soon as it’s safe’, they said. 

Multiple residents said they were having trouble accessing the Ausgrid website to receive further information on the blackout or an estimated repair time.     

Ausgrid has informed customers the estimated restoration time of power in their areas is around 1:30pm. 

On Thursday, Ausgrid informed customers that with the extension of the lockdown in Greater Sydney they would continue to review all planned outages. 

‘Ausgrid is only going ahead with work that is critical to safety, reliable power supply and connecting power supply’, the tweet read. 

More to follow.