WESTERN Power continue to work to repair the electricity network however as the bad weather continues to hit the south west of WA more than 107,000 homes and businesses remain without power.
There are more than 650 hazards on the network which our emergency crews are attending to - these include powerlines down, poles down and damage to customer service connections.
The storm inflicted damage to more than 450 areas (suburbs, towns, shires, regional areas) across the network which covers more than 300,000 square kilometres and is made up of more than 90,000 kilometres of power lines.
Western Power's first priority is to find and attend to any safety hazards.
However, bad weather continues to make work difficult for our crews and storms are expected to continue this week through the South West.
Small pockets of the network have been restored where there are no safety hazards but much of the restoration work can only occur after areas have been assessed to ensure they are safe to re-energise.
Western Power is diverting all crews to emergency work and will position administration staff to safety jobs in the field as 'wire watchers' to increase public awareness around safety hazards.
The most severely impacted areas are in the south metropolitan area as well as Baldivis, Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton and south to Margaret River.
The Call Centre received over 100,000 calls last night - staff were up to capacity in head office and we opened the overflow call centre in Forrestfield.
Members of the public are urged to stay away from any fallen power lines and to report hazards to 13 13 51.
Please note, we are still asking people to only call to report hazards - not to report power interruptions. There is extensive damage to the network and making it safe is Western Power's first priority.
Some houses may be without power for several days and Western Power asks for people to be patient and to consider relocating to homes of family and friends that have power.