700 customers without power across the region
UPDATE 1.50pm: POWER outages are now also impacting people in The Channon area.
Essential Energy states downed powerlines as the cause of 102 customers being without power.
The fault was reported just after midday today.
Original story: MORE than 600 homes on the Northern Rivers have been without power since just after 8am today.
According to Essential Energy, the widespread outage is affecting people in the Bangalow, Possum Creek and Federal areas.
It states the reason is "unknown" but crews are investigating.
In a separate incident in East Ballina, 100 homes will be without electricity until around 3.30pm.
Essential Energy says the power is "interrupted for safety reasons".
A further 88 homes are without power in the Huonbrook area after powerlines came down.
More to come.