Mapua Area Power Cut 14 January 2019
Power was cut to approximately 2,250 customers in Appleby, Mapua, Mahana, Upper Moutere and Ruby Bay last evening at 4:53pm when a sheet of iron being transported on a truck blew up into the power lines. The incident occurred in Appleby near the corner of Swamp Rd and SH60. Contractors removed the sheet of iron from the lines allowing power to be restored at 7:20pm.
This is the third incidence of loss of supply to the Mapua area in the last 6 months as a result of vehicle related events on the Appleby straight. Network Tasman recognises that traffic volumes on this road have increased and that this is impacting the security of the power lines on this roadway. We are planning to improve this situation by creating an alternative route of supply that bypasses this section of roadway.
Network Tasman apologises for the inconvenience caused to Mapua area customers.
Electric vehicles are attracting a lot of interest in our region and it's great to see the community using the charging stations Network Tasman has installed.
Two new stations to fill up your car are being built in the region but there won’t be a drop of fuel in sight. Rather than the traditional petrol and diesel pumps, the two stations in Takaka and Nelson will be pumping energy.