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Power outage should be fixed by 4:00pm

A power outage at Transpower’s Wilton substation this afternoon has caused a loss of supply to the Wellington Electricity network, mainly affecting the northern and western suburbs.

Wellington Electricity report that they are working with Transpower to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

Transpower estimates that power should be restored by 4:00pm today.

They have already been able to redirect supply of power to 4,000 customers of the original 12,500 impacted by this outage.

The outage affected ticketing machines at  Wellington Station, but power has been restored, and services are unaffected.