Q'town Power Outage: Aurora says "planned maintenance"

by Peter Newport - Apr 21, 2022

A massive power outage across the Queenstown District has been listed by the Aurora Energy website as "Planned Maintenance" with power being due back on at 11.15 am.

Other parts of the Aurora site list a second outage due to the lightening strike that hit Queenstown earlier this morning, around 7.00 am. The lightening repair fault is also listed as being due to be fixed at 11.15 am.

The latest updates from Aurora are:

*** Update at 9am *** Line being patrolled to restore other areas in Queenstown and Remarkables area restored
*** Update at 8.45am ***
Power has been restored to Glenorchy area
*** Update at 8.45am ***
Power has been restored to Queenstown CBD


The scheduled, network maintenance fault is listed as only affecting 100 people but includes an exhaustive list of areas and businesses affected:

Central Business Area
Five Mile Commercial Area
Frankton Road
Glenda Drive
Hansen Rd
Jacks Point
Kelvin Heights
Kingston Road To Wye Creek,
Ladies Mile
Lake Hayes Estate
Lower Shotover
Lucas Place
McBride St
New World
Peninsular Road
Quail Rise
Queenstown Airport
Remarkables Crescent
Remarkables Park
Riverside Road
Tucker Beach Road

The lightening strike fault is also listed as affecting "100" people and includes a much smaller list of affected areas:

Glenorchy, Athol St, Ballarat St, Camp St, Central Business Area,, Dublin St,Frankton Road, Gorge Rd, Hallenstein St, Hamilton Rd, Kinloch, Lomond Cres, Medical Centre,

Qtwn Motor Park,
Queenstown Industrial Area,
Remarkables Skifield,
Skyline Gondola,
Stanley St.

Crux will publish updates on the outage as soon as they are received. 

Here's a link to the Aurora Outages page.


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