Streetlights in parts of Palmerston North, Feilding and surrounding areas failed to activate this evening.
Powerco Acting Network Operations Manager Dean Stevenson said contractors undertaking work on the electricity network encountered unexpected difficulties and were unable to restore the system to full working order.
“Powerco was undertaking scheduled maintenance on the network and encountered a problem which prevented us from sending out the signal which activates streetlights across the western side of Palmerston North and Feilding.”
Mr Stevenson said the problem was resolved and streetlights turned on by 7.45pm.
“Powerco wishes to apologise to the people of Manawatu for the inconvenience caused by this incident,” Mr Stevenson said.