MIRI, 28th JULY 2016, THURSDAY: A road accident damaged an electric pole along Jalan Luak early this morning, causing disruption of power supply to several areas in Luak. 

The affected areas included Luak Bay Housing, Luak Condominium, Sg. Lusut, Strawberry Park, Viana Park, and Middle Tukau, up to Kampung Beraya Lama. 

Sarawak Energy's technical team immediately responded and began works to replace the 11kV electric pole, which broke when a vehicle ploughed into it around 2am. Due to the severity of the damage, supply was only fully restored at 10.30am. 

Choo Min Chong, Sarawak Energy Regional Manager for Northern Region reminded road users to be more careful. 

He said, “While we are grateful that no one was hurt, this incident disrupted power supply and needlessly inconvenienced our customers in the Luak area. Nevertheless, Sarawak Energy appreciates their kind patience and understanding as our technical team worked through the morning to restore supply.”