Severe storms worked their way across central NSW on Tuesday afternoon causing significant damage to Essential Energy's electricity network.
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Up to 31,000 households and businesses lost power in the Riverina, South West Slopes, Orana and Central Tablelands regions.
With many power poles destroyed and trees falling on powerlines, Essential Energy crews from across the state were dispatched immediately to repair the electricity network.
Crews worked throughout the night in challenging conditions to restore power to about 26,000 customers.
At 10.30am this morning there were still more than 5000 people across the regions without power due to yesterday's extreme weather.
That number has now reduced.
Residents in the Parkes Shire's west were among those impacted, with a number of locations losing power in the early hours of this morning.
A large area in the shire's north west is the biggest and the longest affected.
The area includes Tullamore and Bruie Plains, as well as Albert, Tottenham and Dandaloo.
Up to 818 people are still without power and have been since 3.49pm on Tuesday.
Forty-three homes and businesses in Bogan Gate are without power, losing it at 3.19am this morning.
Seven homes in Trundle lost power at 3.36am but have now just been switched back on, as have 21 others to the west of Trundle who blacked-out at 10.43am today.
The reason for the outages at this stage at all of these sites is unknown, according to Essential Energy and they are investigating them.
Essential Energy deployed additional crew members and resources across the state this morning to assist with restoration efforts.
Essential Energy said crews will continue to work as quickly as safety allows to make repairs to the damaged electricity network.
"As there is significant widespread damage to the electricity network, Essential Energy is asking affected customers to be assured that power restoration is our primary priority," said in a statement released this morning.
"As supply will be progressively restored, updates will be available and updated on Essential Energy's website essentialenergy.com.au/outages.
"Essential Energy thanks the community for their ongoing patience, as this work continues to restore power for all customers after today's extreme weather."
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