Western Power calls in extra crews
Western Power calls in extra crews

Crews from the eastern states have arrived to help Western Power crews repair damage caused by Sunday’s storm and prepare for the one that will hit tonight.

Line workers from Horizon Power and contractors are already working alongside Western Power crews in the Great Southern in an effort to repair the extensively damaged network.

In preparation for tonight’s storm, crews have been returning to faults where they conducted temporary repairs to restore power quickly and make them more secure before tonight's storm front hits.

Today’s focus for crews is on construction work and major repairs, that are time consuming and may only restore a small number of properties.

Currently approximately 14,000 properties are still without power.

There is currently a gale warning, storm warning, strong wind warning and severe weather warning in place for the South West region.

A bureau spokesman said the cold front ``will bring widespread dangerous winds.’’

``It could cause significant damage to homes and properties,’’ he said.

The spokesman said the storm will peak in Bunbury about 9.30pm but will be strong between 6pm and 12am.

The front will start to come into the area about 4pm.

Residents have been told to secure any loose items as early as they can.

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