Power cut to 335 Oropi properties due to crash

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11.20pm Update: Power has now been restored to 335 properties in Oropi following a power cut on Sunday evening.

The power outage was due to a vehicle crashing into a power box in Oropi.

Earlier - 10.30pm:

There are reports of a power cut in Oropi this evening. 

A motorist crashed into a power box in Oropi about 10pm on Sunday night resulting in 335 properties being affected by a power cut.

It's reported that the driver is unhurt and that Police, ambulance and power company staff are on their way to the scene. 

A large boom was heard when the car hit the power box. Lights flickered  for some properties while others in Gamman Mill Rd experienced a complete power cut. 

The expected power restoration time is 3.50am on Monday April 22.

At the scene?

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