HEAVY vehicle drivers are being warned to watch out for overhead power lines following an accident on the corner of Hill Street and Matthews Avenue on Wednesday morning.
The incident occurred just before 6am after a truck connected with the low voltage network, bringing down service lines to around 80 homes.
Essential Energy’s safety protection equipment operated immediately, switching off power to the affected area.
Essential Energy regional manager Phillip Green said crews worked quickly to make the area safe before repairing the network.
“There are around 80 customer in parts of Casey Street, Hill Street, Benview Avenue and Sale Street who are affected by a supply interruption while our crews make the necessary repairs,” Mr Green said.
“Additional crews were dispatched to help carry out the repairs through the morning.”
“This incident serves as an important reminder to all truck drivers, heavy vehicle operators and construction workers to be mindful of overhead power lines and ensure all machinery and extending equipment is kept well clear.”
Mr Green reminded people to contact Essential Energy immediately on 13 20 80 to report any accidents involving the electricity distribution network.