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Sydney Homes Could Be Without Power Until Midweek

On Sunday night more than 20,000 homes across Sydney and the Central Coast region were still without power following the ferocious thunderstorms that lashed the area over the weekend.

The cleanup from the storms is underway but the bad news continues as the wild weather is set to continue this week, meaning some homes could still be without power until midweek.

Emergency services and power providers have been working tirelessly to repair the damage from the storms that hit on Saturday, however, bad weather and winds continue to affect their efforts.

Since Thursday, The State Emergency Service has received 7000 calls for help with 2000 of these being on Saturday alone after trees fell on homes, cars and powerless, causing widespread outages.

Endeavour energy said that there had been 150,000 interruptions to customers’ power in the past couple of days.

Last night, Ausgrid said that there were still 13,000 homes without power while Endeavour Energy still had 6,800 homes reporting outages.

The power issues are currently affecting traffic lights and the drive to work this morning in Sydney’s North and Northwest.

According to Live Traffic Sydney, around 19 sets of signals have stopped working in West Pennant Hills, Dundas, Castle Hill and Cherrybrook due to power failure.

The Thunderstorm activity across Sydney was brought by a large moist air mass over the NSW east coast.

While the hot and muggy conditions are expected to stick around, so too are the storms with bad weather predicted to return from later today with rain a possibility for most of the week.

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