Pics and info:
The council is upgrading the older water mains at the moment.
By drilling for a the new water mains at 4222 Great North road Glendene, the drilling contractor had the power marked out by the POCO.
but, he didn't mark the road crossings,
Fizzle and crackle,
Some people had lost power or had only 1 Phase.
Power was not lost immediately when the cable was hit but it lasted for nearly 2 weeks and a bit of rain, triggered all the events.
The 200 kVA supply transformer was across the road.
Cable damaged was 4 core Aluminium 185mmÂ².
Better view, when digger opened up the hole.
Note the thin black cable was a Telecom cable That cable got nicked by our digger operator so we called Telecom to fix it.
no marker strip was put in place.
Closer up of ducts. Not sure what is in the white pipe. That may be the older watermains.
Both black cables are Telecoms.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green