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Storms knock out the power for hours

Storm damage to Essential Energy’s main and secondary power lines into Cobar knocked out the power to more than 2,600 homes and businesses last Tuesday night. The power went out in Cobar at 5.14pm and, for many customers, it wasn’t restored until 1am Wednesday, while a group of 68 customers […]

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2018

Accident leaves Cobar in the dark

More than 1,200 customers in Cobar and surrounding rural areas were without power on Saturday night after a motor vehicle hit a power pole in Kurrajong Circle bringing down the pole and power lines. According to the police report, a 32 year old Cobar man lost control of his vehicle […]

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Power outage as another storm rips through Cobar

Cobar residents sweltered on Sunday afternoon after many homes and businesses were left without power for more than an hour. Storm activity in the area on Sunday afternoon just before 4pm included a number of lightning strikes, one of which hit Essential Energy’s power lines approximately 55km east of Cobar. […]

2017

Cobar cleans up after a massive storm

Cobar residents were still cleaning up yesterday after a severe storm on Monday night dumped 10mm of rain on the town in just four minutes. The storm that directly hit Cobar just after 7pm on Monday brought with it torrential rain (20mm in total) and recorded wind gusts of 98km […]

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Local News

Crane cuts power

Essential Energy crews were quick to respond to an unplanned power outage which affected more than 900 households and businesses in Cobar, including parts of the central business district, around 1pm last Wednesday. Manager community relations Northern David Crough said for the safety of the public and their property Essential […]