Just now in Sydney’s CBD, at least 1000 shops and homes have been blackened by a power failure that swept the city.
Amongst those premises was the court where two terrorism suspects were due to appear.
Ausgrid reported faults in two out of the three 11,000-volt cables supplying power to the area and decided to cut all power to the area to avoid an overload.
“We cut power to prevent further damage to the network,” Ausgrid spokesman Anthony O’Brien said.
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Central Local Court, where alleged terror plotters Omar al-Kutobi, 24, and Mohammad Kiad, 26 are due to appear, was evacuated due to the blackout.
Shortly before the court session was due to commence, about 9.45am, the power went out in the entire court building.
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