Blackouts cause frustration

POWER RESTORED: HiTec Leading Appliances owner Rick Macera and employees Kane Stuckey and Heather Billett are pleased power has been restored to Mount Gambier, but are still calling for answers from the government as to why the city is so often thrust into darkness.

POWER RESTORED: HiTec Leading Appliances owner Rick Macera and employees Kane Stuckey and Heather Billett are pleased power has been restored to Mount Gambier, but are still calling for answers from the government as to why the city is so often thrust into darkness.

FRUSTRATED is the word on many people's lips this week around Mount Gambier after the city was thrust into yet another blackout on Tuesday night.

Just after 4.30pm, around 1700 home owners and businesses throughout the city, Worrolong and Glenburnie were victim to the fourth power outage in the region in just one week.

While the first of the incidents was due to load shedding during South Australia's extreme heat wave, the last three blackouts in the region have been caused by faulty insulators, with the most recent leaving many without power for two hours.

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