9 September 2019
While Ausgrid crews were responding to more than 700 hazards of fallen trees and powerlines thanks to the weekend’s wild weather, reckless vandals took to two power poles with chainsaws on Friday night.
The damage near Bloodwood Road at Fiddletown in Sydney’s north was discovered by Ausgrid emergency crews responding to calls of power outages in the area.
Ausgrid Chief Operating Officer Trevor Armstrong has condemned the behaviour.
“I can’t state enough just how dangerous and irresponsible this behaviour is.
“It is the height of stupidity to cut down a power pole carrying live powerlines, we are incredibly lucky nobody was killed or seriously injured,”
Trevor Armstrong, Chief Operating Officer