Homes still left in the dark across the Busselton and Margaret River region, unknown when many will have power again

Hundreds of homes throughout the Busselton and Margaret River region are still without power on Thursday morning after a storm battered the south west of WA earlier this week.

While many are expected to have their electricity turned back on at some stage today, there is still an unknown restoration time for homes in Vasse, Jindong, Yallingup, Cowaramup, Gracetown, Margaret River, Chapman Hill, Nannup and Capel.

More than 170 customers are without power in the Tutunup and Capel area. Some are expected to have power restored by 1.30pm while others may be in the dark for hours longer.


Western Power spokesman Paul Entwistle told the Mail on Wednesday afternoon that emergency crews would work through the night to restore power to homes.

"Our priority is to clear hazards, like fallen power lines, to make sure the community is safe, and then look to restore power," he said.

"We will have fresh crews commencing work from 6am tomorrow and work to continue to restore customers.

"We apologise to those customers and will continue to work towards restoring them as quickly as safely as possible."

More than 22,000 emergency calls were made to Western Power's fault line in the wake of Tuesday night's storm as harsh winds and plenty of rain battered the state.

The Bureau of Meteorology said the immediate threat of severe weather had passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

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