A million lost in 24 hours


IT is estimated that at least a million dollars has been lost from the local economy after the entire shire lost power on February 1.

Out for 24 hours, thousands were impacted when the shire was plunged into darkness at 5.05pm.

Caused by a severe but brief storm cell, some 38,000 people were without power across the North East with AusNet Services saying Mansfield was one of the worst hit.

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