Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Power outage in Templestowe

Noticed the power was off at around 9:18am. Shortly before this time the weather changed and it started raining. What I thought was interesting is expectedly our telephones were out. I was able to overcome this by plugging a handset in that didn't require power. When the NBN replaces the existing system I wouldn't be able to do this. When NBN arrives, whilst I'll still be able to make and receive calls using a mobile, anyone trying to call us via an NBN based landline won't be able to contact us. I thought I'd share the observation as it isn't something I'd thought about before. Those who move fully to mobile avoid the effect off a power outage when it comes to making and receiving calls. Kelvin Eldridge www.OnlineConnections.com.au Call 0415 910 703 if you require help with your computer. No problem too small.

2 comments:

JustLocal said...

It appears the outage may have started in Shaun Court, Templestowe. A neighbour reported a flash travelling along the powerline. I noticed the new growth on the gum tree was dancing around the wires and with the rain, I wonder if that caused the problem.

The United Energy truck arrived a little whe ago and left to check the circuits.

Kelvin

JustLocal said...

Power was restored around 12:45pm. Thanks United Energy.

Kelvin