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Power slowly being restored after storms

Friday October 12, 2012 - 12:48 EDT

The power provider in the New South Wales south east says electricity is slowly being restored on the Monaro and Snowy Mountains.

Heavy winds and snow overnight have brought down power lines, cutting power to around 1,000 households.

The main areas affected are Nimmitabel, Adaminaby and Lake Eucumbene.

The southern regional manager, Phillip Green, says it has been a difficult job.

??The main problems we've got are wires down and the access for the snow,?? he said.

??It is a very sticky sort of snow and it is sticking to our conductors and weighing them down.

??It is also making it difficult for our crews to get in there and get to the outages.??


- ABC

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