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Sydney CBD and suburbs hit by massive blackout

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posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 01:16 AM
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Sydney CBD and suburbs hit by massive blackout


www.news.com.au

LARGE parts of Sydney have been blacked out after a massive power failure.

The power outtages are affecting Sydney's central business district and inner-city areas including Surry Hills, Paddington and Newtown.

The Twiter social network was flooded with hundreds of messages from those affected.

More to come...
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posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 01:16 AM
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What is going on in sydney!!! Earlier this morning an apartment exploded and 2 guys are in hospital, last week a guy was clubbed to death at the airport, and yesterday on of the bikie guys was shot outside his house!!! Any locals down there want to tell us about it?? I feel sorry for any tourists down there at the moment!

Cherry

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posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 01:17 AM
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Update :

Talk on twitter:

Gotsound said: "Apparently the whole Sydney CBD all the way to Central are currently on diesel power generator. I hear firetruck alarms all over the place."

Xorprime said: "No power here in Bond St as well as there is a smoke coming out from the Harbour view."

RT said: "Power just out in Wynyard. The trains are still running though."

NSW Police told news.com.au that some traffic lights were out at a few locations.

"We are not aware of the full extent of the outage," a spokesman said.



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 01:20 AM
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Fine here in St Leonards.

Not a big deal I say. This city has blackouts all the time.



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 01:21 AM
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I bet all those who turned their power off for earth hour are feeling a little ripped off, could have saved themselves some trouble and just accumulated blackout hours. a bit like carbon credits

Well they may be able to use the blackout credits for next year



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 02:28 AM
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Yep, im on afterhours for my lawfirm tonight and ive been swamped with calls from Sydney saying they cant access everything.
Its a shambles, daylight savings means its 315pm here in Perth, 615pm there ive got no sys admins around to shut down my servers!


Not bad weather or anything at the moment either..
tis strange indeed

[edit on 30-3-2009 by Agit8dChop]



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 02:35 AM
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Alien invasion? Is this how it starts? In the dark.

Or is it just another regular power outage? I am hoping for the former rather than the latter, but who's to say what is was, fresh doom seems like it is on the horizon, and this story excentuates just that.



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 02:38 AM
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Xorprime said: "No power here in Bond St as well as there is a smoke coming out from the Harbour view."

Not sure whether the explosion at Bondi and blackout are related though.

In another completely unrelated event, this was 2 weeks ago on the 20th I believe. I was told by my mates who were in North Rocks (Inner western Sydney) that they saw a HUGE bright blue light emit from the power station then all power go out immediately. I was on my way maybe 20 min before and when I got there, police were everywhere - I suspected to prevent looting however they just kept driving around and around.



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 02:48 AM
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It's begun!

The NWO alien polar shift invasion has begun!


BOB bags at the ready!



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 02:54 AM
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Originally posted by CherryDuck


What is going on in sydney!!! Earlier this morning an apartment exploded and 2 guys are in hospital, last week a guy was clubbed to death at the airport, and yesterday on of the bikie guys was shot outside his house!!! Any locals down there want to tell us about it?? I feel sorry for any tourists down there at the moment!

Cherry

www.news.com.au
(visit the link for the full news article)


I don't think they are related, one was just a freak gas explosion, the blackout is just a byproduct of city life BUT the bikie thing...that is getting totally out of control, not just the bikies but a few stereo typical 'groups...I blame it on Australian tv being inundated with Crime/Gang Related Mini-Series and 'specials'...tis outta control for sure!

There is no need for tourists to be worried though....just beware of the crocs and sharks



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 03:33 AM
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Some information on this black_out:
Update

I read about that Gas Explosion this morning sounded bad but as for Bikies,man I think their too busy battling to take out a grid.
We own Sydney the Bikies Don't!


Zelong.



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 04:13 AM
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Originally posted by munkey66
I bet all those who turned their power off for earth hour are feeling a little ripped off, could have saved themselves some trouble and just accumulated blackout hours. a bit like carbon credits


Maybe that earth hour had something to do with it - the sudden drop in demand followed by an equally big leap in demand putting stresses on the power grid - it only takes a few transformers to blow to cause a rolling blackout if they don't get right on top of re-distributing the power.

Might be interesting if any more large scale blackouts occur in the next week, Earth hour could of actually been quite irresponsible!



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 04:24 AM
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I suggest those in Sydney are just jealous of all the nasty stuff happening in Melbourne at the moment, with all the fires and earthquakes.


...But I jest...

My wife and I have been talking about the increase in the frequently of weird stuff is happening in Austalia. Fires, floods, earthquakes, whale beaching's, Kevin Rudd popluarity, all seem to be off the scale.

p.s. You Sydney ATS'ers are alright by me!


[edit on 30-3-2009 by tim.vic.au]



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 04:26 AM
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How about that...

Two posts for the price of one!

[edit on 30-3-2009 by tim.vic.au]



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by tim.vic.au
Fires, floods, earthquakes, whale beaching's, Kevin Rudd popluarity, all seem to be off the scale.




lol...I saw last night his popularity rating was something like 73%
Some crazy stuff happening here for sure!!



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 10:15 PM
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Came back from the supermarket and saw a whole stand of newspapers headlines

"Sydney blackout exposes anti-terrorism defence flaws"

Ridiculous.

Link to the article: www.news.com.au...

[edit on 30-3-2009 by JRSB]



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 01:36 AM
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How is this breaking alternative news?
This was all over mainstream networks.



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