Thousands of homes without power in Wellington

  • Wellington

Around 19,000 homes in northern Wellington lost power this morning as there was an outage shortly after 7am.

Areas affected were Johnsonville, Tawa and Porirua.

It is being said that the power outage occurred when a maintenance crew removed a transformer at Takapu Road in Tawa and for reasons unknown, the transformer tripped. 

The initial transformer was re-installed and power was set to be back on after 8am.