650 METRES OF COPPER WIRE STOLEN FROM LAKE MACQUARIE

Twelve hundred homes in Lake Macquarie lost power over the long weekend after would-be thieves interfered with live power lines.

Emergency crews were called to a fault at Marks Point early Saturday morning, to find the base of a power pole exposed – in an attempt to remove copper wire, sparking a fire and causing significant damage.

So far this year, 500 metres of copper wire has been stolen from Awaba Road and another 150-metres of live overhead lines have been cut down at the Toronto West substation.

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