Essential Energy has identified the source of an unplanned outage that impacted over 5000 peoplein the Liverpool Plains region

A spokeman for Essential Energy said crews found the fault, which made the electricity network protection equipment automatically switch the power off and the electricity network automatically switched power off at 11.43am.

A broken insulator on a high voltage powerline which supplies power to the area was isolated but due to the location of the fault, it was not possible to re-route the electricity network around it.

Crews are working as quickly and safely as possible and Essential Energy expect power to be restored to all customers by 4.30pm this afternoon.


Tamworth fire crews attended a fire in a Warral Rd, West Tamworth unit around 1.30 this afternoon and quickly brought it under control.

Powerlines near the units were arcing aggresively and Essential Energy was called in.

Ambulance and police attended the scene and early reports say a man was questioned by police and taken into custody.

The incident has been handed over to Homes North.


Around 1.30 this afternoon three cars collided on the corner of White and Carthage streets in Tamworth, with White Stree closed off between Carthage and Marius Streets.

Police on the scenece redirecting traffics arpound the scene.

Emergency crews attended and no details are available at this stage


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