Lightning strike and fire cause of Telstra outage

PIC: Twitter / Telstra

Telstra has confirmed a lightning strike is the cause of damage to a cable pit, which has left people across the country unable to make triple-0 emergency calls.

People around the country, including in Western Australia, are still experiencing intermittent interruptions to triple-0 calls.

Earlier this morning Telstra confirmed there was a fault in their network and were working to repair it.

In a tweet the company said a fibre repair crew was on sight of the damage in New South Wales where they found "significant fire damage consistent with lightning strike."

It's still not yet known when the service will be fully restored with St John Ambulance WA confirming its calls have been affected by the damage over east.

It's understood calls that are unable to be connected are being logged with operators to follow up with callers today.

 

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