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Power restored to homes in Christchurch

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 1/03/2017

Power has now been restored after 50,000 Christchurch properties were without on Thursday morning.

A spokeswoman from Orion announced that power to all customers had been restored at 1pm.

Suburbs across the city were affected, and Orion has issued a statement saying the outage was caused "by an issue in the Transpower line from Twizel".

Traffic signals at 35 intersections were also out in south Christchurch, The New Zealand Transport Authority said on twitter earlier.

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