AN UNPLANNED power outage that saw 1,477 businesses and homes in blackout has kept Essential Energy crews busy since Friday afternoon.
When crews arrived about 3:30pm they found an 18-metre power pole out of commission that needed to be replaced.
Essential Energy Northern Tablelands operations manager Mark Summers said crews worked into the night to have power restored to 106 customers.
"Crews coordinated the repair works Friday night, which included locating and having a semi-trailer transport an unusual sized power pole, and engaging a contract crane company to sure that work could start as soon as possible on Saturday morning," he said.
Specialist equipment was needed to replace the power pole given its size and strain on the power line.
Power was restored to all homes by 3pm on Saturday afternoon.