Power cut hits Wellington

Last updated 10:42 11/04/2014

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Parts of Wellington were hit by a brief but far-reaching power cut this morning.

Power was lost to Parliament at about 10:15am, sources said.

A Rydges Wellington spokeswoman said the hotel's power went out at the same time.

Other businesses on Featherston St were also affected, she said.

A Wellington Electricity spokesman confirmed a power cut affected parts of Wellington, including the CBD, Karori, Thordon and Ngaio.

Wellington City Council said traffic lights were out of action, and drivers were urged to take care.

A Transpower spokeswoman said there was a fault at its Wilton substation. Power was restored at 10:28am.

The cause of the outage was being investigated.

A crew were working on the Wilton facility, she said.

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- The Dominion Post

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