Ausgrid tweeted Sunday night that power was out for more than 110,000 of its customers across Sydney, the Central Coast and Newcastle.
“Crews are working in the rain and storms to make areas safe and restore power however some customers could be without power into this evening (Sunday) and tomorrow (Monday),” the utility company said in a tweet.
Power is out to more than 110,000 customers in Sydney, Newcastle & Central Coast. We’ve restored power where we can, but the storm has continued to move and damage more of our network.
Crews are working through the night to make these dangerous hazards safe. #SydneyStorm pic.twitter.com/vxWSLXK7jw
— Ausgrid (@Ausgrid) February 9, 2020
It added later its crews were working to repair more than 2000 hazards, such as fallen powerlines.
“Crews will work through the night to get the power back on,” Ausgrid tweeted.
Sydney’s north shore and the Central Coast were particularly hard hit, with Ausgrid’s outage map showing large areas blacked out, as of 11pm Sunday.
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Meanwhile, Endeavour Energy, which supplies power to Sydney’s greater west, the Blue Mountains and the NSW south coast, said it was responding to more than 900 hazards that had left 24,000 customers without power.
We’re working to keep people safe from fallen power lines tonight. 26,000 Greater Western Sydney and Blue Mountains customers are without power with some areas hard to reach due to local flooding. Thank you for being patient while our crews respond. #SydneyStorm pic.twitter.com/zlugMPLWpp
— Endeavour Energy (@endeavourenergy) February 9, 2020
“Crews are reporting extensive damage after very strong winds brought down power lines in many areas,” Endeavour Energy said.
A severe weather warning for the entire coast of NSW remains in place on Monday.
Flood water rise in Narrabeen
Areas around Narrabeen Lagoon, Sydney, flooded tonight as torrential rain hit the city, and state.
Ausgrid tweeted that heavy rain and wind had brought down large trees, branches and powerlines, and flooding was affecting some substations.
The company warned people that they should assume fallen powerlines are still live, and stay at least eight metres away.
You can keep track of power outages on Ausgrid’s site.