MORE than 200 homes and businesses are without power this afternoon in Ballarat’s North.
Affected customers have received a text from the power provider saying it hopes to have power restored by 4.30pm.
There are 177 homes around the Howitt Street area without power in Ballarat North, 26 in Soldiers Hill and six in Black Hill.
Wildlife on wires is believed to have caused the outage.
People affected are urged to log onto Powercor’s mobile site for any further details at m.Powercord.com.au/info