AT LEAST 50 CitiPower Powercor customers are without power after a transformer exploded in Wendouree this afternoon.
The transformer is understood to have exploded in Forest Street around 2pm with the power not expected to be returned until after 4pm.
Dust can wreak havoc with electrical systems and lead to short circuits and power failures, particularly after a long dry spell.
Consistent light rain, like Ballarat is experiencing today, after a long period of dry weather makes outages more common.
If you are experiencing a fault, you can contact on CitiPower 13 12 80.
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