Uki homes still without power

FORTY homes are still without power this morning after vicious storms ripped through Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads last night.

More than 2000 homes lost power across the Tweed area as winds averaging 74 km/h knocked down trees and powerlines around 6pm DST.

Most power was restored by 1am however some homes in the Uki area will remain without power until noon today when Country Energy crews are expected to gain access to damaged areas.

The State Emergency Service has reminded people to keep inside during strong winds and storms and stay away from fallen powerlines.

If you would like to report a fault or loss of power call the 24-hour Country Energy hotline on 13 20 80.
 



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