UNITED Energy crews on Friday had restored power to more than 80,000 homes and businesses following severe windstorms which swept the Mornington Peninsula, overnight Wednesday 9 June.
However, customers were being advised that some areas may not have power for a “number of days”.
Extra crews were being dispatched peninsula as restoration efforts continued.
“Our emergency team, control centre and field crews have worked through the night to restore power to customers,” United Energy’s Jordan Oliver said.
“An incredible amount of damage has been caused by fallen trees and debris, with our priority continuing to be on the safety of our field staff and the public while restoring power to our customers.”
Mr Oliver said crews worked from daylight Thursday to “further identify faults and assess the extent of the damage”.
“Repairs are well underway, however, in some cases the complexity and size of the work means it will take some days to restore power.”
United Energy was responding to 801 faults and 289 fallen wires with 4312 customers without power.
“We do understand how difficult it is to be without power for such a lengthy period, particularly during this cold weather, and we thank customers for their patience and understanding,” Mr Oliver said. “Our crews are working as safely and as quickly as possible to get power restored.”
Fallen powerlines should be reported to the company on 132 099.