More than a thousand homes remain without power around the region as crews worked to restore power following yesterday’s storm.
Endeavour Energy sent out a text to affected residents at 11.15pm last night warning that works would continue through the night and into Friday, December 21.
It estimated 16,000 customers were affected by the outage.
According to the Endeavour Energy website, this morning 1417 customers in the Lithgow 2790 area remain without power.
The cause of Bowenfel’s problems was clear, as fire crews cordoned off Tweed Street at the intersection of the Great Western Highway. A tree had fallen near the intersection of Landa and Tweed Streets, taking down power lines.
Bowenfels was without power, including the Main Street and Great Western Highway traffic lights as well as the major fast food chains.
Crews worked to clear trees and branches from roads. Reader Blake Micallef sent the Lithgow Mercury pictures of the Great Western Highway at Mt Victoria, which was blocked by a fallen tree last night.
9.30pm December 20
Sections of Bowenfels remains in darkness following a fierce storm which swept through on Thursday afternoon, December 20 at about 5.35pm.
There are reports of damage to council’s works depot as well as other buildings within the town due to the high winds.
Gusty winds tore branches off trees throughout the town and emergency services worked to clear roads during the evening.
A tree fell across power lines near the BP Service Station off the Great Western Highway at the Landa Street intersection.
NSW Fire and Service crews remained at the scene as energy crews responded to try to restore power.
Police manned the traffic lights at the intersection of the Great Western Highway and Main Street due to an outage at the traffic lights.