Canowindra still without power

Essential Energy currently has a power outage affecting 1,961 households and businesses in Canowindra and surrounding areas.

The main powerline to the area, from Cowra, was damaged after a lightning strike this morning.

Crews are working as quickly as safety allows and hope to be able to restore power to all affected customers by 10.30am.

Customers with enquiries regarding the unplanned power outage should contact Essential Energy on 13 20 80.