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Power has been restored after hundreds were left without power

By Shepparton News

UPDATE, 5.10PM:

Power has been restored to the affected towns.

EARLIER:

Hundreds of people are currently without power as power outages sweep the region. 

A number of towns including Katandra West, Kialla, and Karramomus are without power.

Power is not expected to be restored until 10pm.

A Powercor spokesperson said they are continuing to monitor weather conditions and have extra crews on board to respond to faults and are investigating the outages.

"Due to the number of faults, extreme weather conditions and the need to be able to restore power safely, restoration times may be longer than usual," the spokesperson said.

"We will keep customers updated on estimated restoration times via our website and SMS.

"We understand how difficult it is to be without electricity, particularly in these conditions, and our crews are on the ground working to get power back on safely and quickly."

If people do see a fallen powerline, they should stay well clear of it and report it immediately to us on 13 24 12.

More to come.