ActewAGL has announced they’re scaling back today’s power outages for fear of being lynched by angry mobs:
Based on the latest weather forecasts, we have reviewed our planned maintenance schedule and made the decision to postpone 2 of the previously scheduled electricity interruptions for today.
These two jobs, which are pole replacements had the potential to extend into the hottest part of the day. Our priority is the safety of everyone involved.
We are still proceeding with a planned electricity interruption today in 1 suburb affecting a total of 33 customers but we anticipate this will be completed before midday.
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We are doing everything we can to further minimise any inconvenience as a result of planned electricity interruptions. Field crews started work this morning at 5.30am to complete the planned maintenance work before the hottest part of the day.
ActewAGL has made the decision not to provide information to the media about suburbs or streets affected by planned outages. This decision has been made to protect the confidentiality of the affected customers. And, is therefore a matter between ActewAGL and the customer.