Power restored to 1300 properties
UPDATE, 3.30pm: The power has been restored to Bangalow this afternoon.
There are no further issues, according to Essential Energy's website.
Original story: ALMOST 1400 properties in the Bangalow area have lost electricity this afternoon.
Businesses have been forced to close their doors as a result of the widespread power outage, and locals have reported that shops and cafes are almost empty.
All ATMs have stopped working in the village.
The Foodworks store is one of many businesses that has closed, putting up a sign on its door saying: "No power sorry".
According to Essential Energy, 1394 customers are without power.
Crews are investigating.
More to come.