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Bellco Blackout

By johnboy - 15 September 2008 36

Word reaches us that the Belconnen Mall has been without power this afternoon due to the wild weather.

Any tales of excitement?

UPDATE: The ABC reports wider disruptions than just Belconnen.


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36 Responses to
Bellco Blackout
ant 9:12 pm 15 Sep 08

Exactly, Ruff. This IS classic spring weather. T-storms, lots of wind. = Spring full bore.

born-brunette 9:12 pm 15 Sep 08

v. nice, tastyjam.

definately one of those “kiss your a*se” type people.

RuffnReady 8:32 pm 15 Sep 08

rosie_bubz said :

just when everyone thought spring was coming!!

Um, this is Spring weather! We generally get fronts or trough-related harsh weather (like today) during Spring, and then thunderhead storms starting around November-December.

Days like today are why I prefer Autumn – Spring is all about wind and storms, whereas Autumn is still and peaceful.

S4anta 8:18 pm 15 Sep 08

gives new meaning to the term it blows in Canberra!

tastyjam 8:06 pm 15 Sep 08


Spectra said :

Very inconvenient – cost me a good 10 seconds of extra travel time as I slowed down to make sure I wasn’t going to collect anyone.

I’m sure the small child pinned under a tree would say that his predicament was a little more inconvenient… you wouldn’t work in the public service, would you?

rosie_bubz 8:05 pm 15 Sep 08

just when everyone thought spring was coming!!
i hate that this weather always happens when i am holiday or day off, and when i actually have things to do it is so sunny grrrr

Spectra 7:41 pm 15 Sep 08

Lights were also out on the Barton Hwy / Gungahlin Drive intersection and at some places in Mitchell. Very inconvenient – cost me a good 10 seconds of extra travel time as I slowed down to make sure I wasn’t going to collect anyone. Honestly, a little bit of wind and rain and everything goes to hell. What is this, the dark ages? (No pun intended).

fhakk 7:05 pm 15 Sep 08

BoM said 98km/h gusts at Canberra Airport at around 4:20 PM. The highest wind we’ve ever got was 128km/h back in the 50’s.

Still kinda cool.

Pandy 7:04 pm 15 Sep 08

The big crane at Woden aboveScarborough House was shrieking its high wind alarm. Needless to say that it was not operating.

New Yeah 7:01 pm 15 Sep 08

I saw a large branch fall off an old apple box gum onto my neighbour’s apartment in Campbell. What a racket!

Gungahlin Al 6:30 pm 15 Sep 08

A 9yo boy in Kambah was pinned under a fallen tree until a resident went to work with his chainsaw. Off to hospital apparently.

Lights out on Hayden Drive.

Pretty wild and woolly out there this arvo – winds of 40kph and gusts to 70kph according to Weatherzone at one point.

Primal 6:14 pm 15 Sep 08

Power went out in Waramanga earlier for a good 20 seconds. Very inconvenient.

SheepGroper 6:00 pm 15 Sep 08

Some “ornamental fascia sheets” came loose off one of the Snowtown office buildings and there was no entry or exit because apparently there was only the one door.

LlamaFrog 5:56 pm 15 Sep 08

yes, i was excited that I couldn’t see how crap the place looks. thought I was somewhere nice for a change.

fhakk 5:27 pm 15 Sep 08

ACTEW says power’s out in Kingston, Fyshwick, Narrabundah, Campbell, Duntroon, Wanniassa and Kaleen. Traffic lights out on Ginninderra Drive and Hindmarsh Drive.

23 calls for help according to ABC. MIX and 2CC were off-air for a bit this arvo as well.

Love this weather. 🙂

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