Western Power Update:
We will continue to restore electricity to more customers in the Goldfields today.
Patience is asked for motorists and most traffic lights are coming back on line.
Small delays as clean ups continue will be evident around the city
Starting to reopen and some may be affected by further power today
Most of West Kal was unaffected
Iceworks did a roaring trade and is rebuilding their products
Most petrol Stations are open and replenishing stocks as well
The Following Schools are closed Today:
Goldfields Baptist College
John Paul College
St Mary’s Primary School
St Joseph’s Primary School
Please see the media statement below from the Education Department.
“Due to the power outage in Kalgoorlie, Coolgardie and Kambalda MOST schools will be closed tomorrow Monday 20 November.
PLEASE NOTE: The WACE media exam at Eastern Goldfields College will go ahead. Students are asked to present as planned to the arts centre at 8.50am for a 9.20am start. Students will be advised from there which room the exam will take place.
Kalgoorlie Primary School still has power and will be open as usual tomorrow.
Schools that are CLOSED tomorrow are listed below;
Hannans Primary School
North Kalgoorlie Primary School
East Kalgoorlie Primary School
South Kalgoorlie Primary School
Boulder Primary School
Kalgoorlie School of the Air
O’Connor Primary School
O’Connor Education Support Centre
Kalgoorlie Boulder Community High School
Eastern Goldfields Education Support Centre
Kalgoorlie Engagement Centre
Kambalda West District High School
Kambalda Primary School
Coolgardie Primary School
The Camp School will operate as normal.”
It is hoped that school will be back to normal on Tuesday
The Exams for Murdoch and Edith Cowan Students will take place at 1:30pm as scheduled at 34 Cheetham Street
KEY MESSAGES FOR THE COMMUNITY:
- There is FREE TIPPING for all storm debris, including asbestos and green waste, at Yarri Road Waste Facility. If people are disposing of asbestos, we ask that they please call ahead.
- Don’t take risks with food. The unexpected power outages mean that people may face challenges in keeping their food at a safe temperature, and we don’t want to see any outbreaks of food related illnesses that could have been avoided. People can get compensation from Western Power for food that they have to throw out - https://westernpower.com.au/power_outages/make-a-claim/extended-outage/.
- Please report any fallen trees or other storm related hazards as soon as possible.