Electricity supply back to normal

KUCHING: Power supply was restored at 6.37am this morning to customers affected by two landslide incidents along the Bau-Lundu main road.

Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) in a statement said the restoration of power followed the completion of overnight repair works.

Earlier, ongoing rainy weather conditions caused two landslides along the Bau-Lundu main road, affecting power supply to about 9,000 customers in Bau-Lundu, Lundu, Sematan and Telok Melano.

Two 33kV overhead lines that tripped after the landslide incidents damaged an electrical pole and caused underground cable faults from soil erosion.

The first line reportedly tripped at about 11.30pm on Wednesday, and SEB immediately deployed its operations team to assess the impact of the landslide on the fallen pole.

However, repair efforts were hindered by unsafe site conditions due to the landslide and area inaccessibility due to floodwaters.

The second line tripped at about 10.45am on Friday after another landslide damaged the underground cable.